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Walrus figure

Museum number:
2-6169
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006169
Alternate number:
x-2362 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus carving of 2 walruses in an embrace; polished from handling.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
St. Michael, St. Michael Island, Nome Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; St. Michael
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Rudolph Neumann
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies and 5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 5.3 centimeters
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