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Shaft

Museum number:
2-19311
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.854
Object count:
1
Description:
implement; thick wood shaft with one half split walrus tusk with 6 incised animal figures at one end; opposite end is lathe-turned bone resembling harpoon foreshaft and socket; cotton cordage binding; L 1.8M
Donor:
Ellinor C. Davidson
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska (US) historic attrib.
Culture or time period:
United States Historic
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Accession date:
1945
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 180 centimeters
Legacy documentation: