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Bear figure

Museum number:
2-188
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020000188
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved "fossil ivory" bear with hole in back, probably for spear; recent hole behind neck probably for suspension; walrus ivory. Archaeological object.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
archaeology
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Context of use:
Probably archaeological.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 9 centimeters
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