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Handle

Museum number:
2-13398
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020013398
Alternate number:
207 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.100HZ and Acc.639
Object count:
1
Description:
Made of walrus ivory. Oblong piece with 9 whale tails carved in relief on one edge. Single perforation at each end.
Donor:
Mary S. Johnson and Peabody Museum
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Agnes Ruth Sengstacken
Collection date:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1904-1930 and 1929
Context of use:
Handle for woman's workbox.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 22 centimeters
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