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Napkin ring

Museum number:
2-45286
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Accession number:
Acc.2747
Object count:
1
Description:
Made from walrus ivory. Walrus head and flippers in relief. Some incised details filled with red and black material. Baleen eye.
Donor:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection place:
Nunivak Island, Bethel Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Nunivak Island
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection date:
1920-1929
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Production date:
1920-1929
Accession date:
1971
Context of use:
Tourist novelty.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 6.1 centimeters
Comment:
References: D.J. Ray, Artists of the Tundra and the Sea, p. 121-122, fig. 68-74.
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