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Insect figurine

Museum number:
2-6873
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006873
Alternate number:
x-3066 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved ivory caterpillar with incised rectangles on back. Painted red with carved legs, incised face, and perforated at base.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Alaska Commercial Company
Collection date:
1898
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements, 5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies, 5.7 Gifts, Novelties, Models, Reproductions (excluding currency), Commemorative Medals, and Forgeries, and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 4.7 centimeters
Images:
Legacy documentation:
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