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Fishing lure

Museum number:
2-4471
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004471
Alternate number:
x-617 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Large fish lure of carved ivory and iron, iron hook (bent nail) attached to oblong piece of walrus ivory which has incised encircling grooves.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Kotzebue Sound, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Kotzebue Sound
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Rudolph Neumann
Materials:
Iron (metal)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
for rod fishing
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 12 centimeters
Comment:
Second Orig. No.: Neumann #278.
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