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Walrus figure

Museum number:
2-6092
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006092
Alternate number:
x-2285 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
For kayak. Walrus of carved walrus ivory; tusks missing; wood plugs, drilled holes in several places; seperately carved flipper.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Materials:
Wood (plant material)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Charm for kayak (fide John Taxsac, 1962). Novelty amulet (fide Jean-Loup Rousselot).
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 8.3 centimeters
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