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Kayak model

Museum number:
2-5912
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020005912
Alternate number:
x-2195 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus ivory. Man in cockpit is wearing hat and has hands perforated for paddle or weapon.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Kodiak district; Kodiak Island
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo and Koniag
Collector:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies, 5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions, and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
toy; charm; curios
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 16 centimeters
Comment:
References: cf. Adney & Chapelle, p. 196-7, fig. 177 for Kodiak Is. kayak.
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