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Carving

Museum number:
2-6247
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006247
Alternate number:
x-2440 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved walrus ivory figure of beluga (white whale, dolphin family) carrying its young.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Pastolik, Wade Hampton Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Pastolik
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
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
Context of use:
cf. 2-5969
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 5 centimeters
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