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Walrus figure

Museum number:
2-13399
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Alternate number:
208 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.100HZ and Acc.639
Object count:
1
Description:
Carving in the shape of a walrus. Bone with wood filler.
Donor:
Mary S. Johnson and Peabody Museum
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Agnes Ruth Sengstacken
Collection date:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1904-1930 and 1929
Context of use:
Probably charm for kayak.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 10.7 centimeters
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