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Rod

Museum number:
2-581
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020000581
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Fastening, for woman's workbag; in shape of fish, with long mouth exhibiting teeth. Made of walrus ivory; perforation for attaching; incised design.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Northwest Bering Sea, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Northwest Bering Sea
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Context of use:
Black whale charm" according to John Taxsac, but perforation on underside not for charm (too complex); might be used for charm but looks like fastening rod or some sort of handle.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 11 centimeters
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