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Museum number:
2-1528
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020001528
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved from section of walrus tusk (ivory). Cylinder with engraved paired walruses, caribou, wolves and bear. Polar bear head in relief. Inset wood base.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Lower Yukon, Yukon, Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Lower Yukon
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Context of use:
Probably tourist novelty, not snuff box.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 9.2 centimeters
Legacy documentation: