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Fastening rod

Museum number:
2-4136
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004136
Alternate number:
x-282 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
For woman's workbag. Curved triangular piece of walrus ivory with incised curves and encircling bands.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.1 Daily Garb
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Used to fasten woman's work bag ("housewife")
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 15.3 centimeters
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