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Walrus figure

Museum number:
2-6089
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006089
Alternate number:
x-2282 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved ivory head of walrus with wood plug and 2 perforations; finely carved eyes; possibly for use on spear.
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
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 6.5 centimeters
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