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Box

Museum number:
2-1547
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020001547
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved ivory box. Section of walrus tusk with engraved animals. 3 seals carved in the round attached to exterior (1 missing). Wood cover has projecting seal head. Bad split in box. "April 2 1 lb. tea" penciled on bottom.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Lower Yukon, Yukon, Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Lower Yukon
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
April 2, 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Context of use:
Probably tourist novelty, not snuffbox.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
height 8 centimeters
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