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Box

Museum number:
2-1549
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020001549
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved ivory box; made from section of walrus tusk. Incised hunting scenes on box, 2 swimming seals, dog-like head in relief on cover. Wood base. Bad split on one side.
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:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Context of use:
Probably tourist novelty, not snuffbox.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
height 10.8 centimeters
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