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Tusk

Museum number:
2-141
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020000141
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus tusk with incised and darkened scenes; reindeer herd on one side, 5 bears in pursuit of 2 caribou on the other side; signed "Kakavjook.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Northwest Bering Sea, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Northwest Bering Sea
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Maker or artist:
Guy Kakaryook and Joe Kakaryook
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Materials:
Ivory (material)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.6 Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft, and Professional Pursuits
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 53 centimeters
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