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Ornament

Museum number:
2-6061
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
x-2254 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Hunting visor or helmet ornament. Carved ivory head of walrus, single perforation at base of head, elongated tusks.
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
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.1 Daily Garb and 5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
probably decoration on wood visor
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 12.2 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: Exhibited: Centennial Caravan of U.C.B. 9/10/68 thru 11/30/68.
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