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Museum number:
2-6083
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006083
Alternate number:
X-2276 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Seal carved of walrus ivory.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
St. Michael, St. Michael Island, Nome Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; St. Michael
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Rudolph Neumann
Collection date:
1898
Materials:
Wood (plant material)
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 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 7.9 centimeters
Comment:
Second original no. = Neumann 571.
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