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Museum number:
2-4667
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004667
Alternate number:
x-1063 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Round, coiled rye grass; 2 encircling rows of bird toes, each with red glass bead at base, sewn with sinew thread to basket; center of base is circle of sealskin 8 cm in diameter.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo and Aleut
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
October 1986
Materials:
Glass (material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
An early basket because technology of twined basket start came later.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
diameter 22.5 centimeters and height 13.7 centimeters
Comment:
This piece has two cards, one filed in Aleut and one in Eskimo. Context of use: INUA, Fitzhugh & Kaplan, Smithsonian, 1982, p. 128.
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