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Knives

Museum number:
2-45288a-f
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210245288a@2df
Accession number:
Acc.2747
Object count:
6
Description:
Butter spreaders (knives) with handle in shape of walrus. Filled dot details. Stamped "U.S.I.D. Alaskan Eskimo.
Donor:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection date:
1956-1971
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1971
Context of use:
Tourist novelty.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 13.5 centimeters
Legacy documentation: