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Female figure

Museum number:
2-5873
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020005873
Alternate number:
x-963 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus ivory carving of a standing woman, with stumps for legs. Neumann #589.
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
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
2-5869
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 1.8 centimeters
Comment:
Second Orig. No.: Neumann 589.
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