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Belt

Museum number:
2-5764
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020005764
Alternate number:
x-854 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Womans belt, rawhide with sewn rows of cribou incisor teeth, row of red and white glass beads on each edge, broken blue glass bead hung by cord at one end, ivory hook hung by cord at other end. NOTE: Catalogued as having a wide, old buckle (missing, 1977). Sewn with rawhide. Made with beads, ivory and caribou teeth with bone attached (from lower jaw).
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:
Glass (material), Ivory (material), and Rawhide
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:
length 95 centimeters, width 4 centimeters, length 128 centimeters, and height 2 centimeters
Comment:
References: Cf. Nelson p. 59 and Catalogue of Sheldon Jackson Museum, p. 93. INUA #171.
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