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Box

Museum number:
2-1529
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Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved ivory box from section of walrus tusk. 3 faces in relief on side. Red-stained wood base and lid. Carved seal set on lid.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Northwest Bering Sea, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Northwest Bering Sea
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 made for sale, not snuff box.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 7.8 centimeters
Legacy documentation: