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Belt

Museum number:
2-5763
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020005763
Alternate number:
x-853 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Womans belt, rawhide with sewn rows of cribou incisor teeth, bone beluga whale pendant hung with thong, loop at opposite end. Sewn with rawhide. Made with caribou teeth from lower jaw with bone attached.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Kuskokwim, Unknown Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Kuskokwim
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Ivory (material) and Rawhide
Taxon:
Delphinapterus leucas and Rangifer tarandus caribou
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
According to Elizabeth Goodwin (Alaskan Eskimo, July 1978) these are courting gifts presented to a woman by her prospective husband.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 3.5 centimeters, height 1.5 centimeters, and length 118 centimeters
Comment:
References: Cf. Nelson p. 59; see also Catalogue of Sheldon Jackson Museum, p. 93.
Legacy documentation: