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Cribbage board

Museum number:
2-45262
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Accession number:
Acc.2747
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus tusk; top surface has drilled holes for pegs, engraved and darkened leaves; at one end is a seal and two sealpups and fish carved in the round; at the other end is a walrus head and the front of a swimming polar bear carved in the round. Baleen inlay eyes.
Donor:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection place:
Nunivak Island, Bethel Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Nunivak Island
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection date:
1956-1971
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Production date:
1920-1929
Accession date:
1971
Context of use:
Cribbage board made for sale.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 32 centimeters
Comment:
References: D.J. Ray, Artists of the Tundra and the Sea, p. 121-122, fig. 68-74.
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