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Hook and sinker

Museum number:
2-45397
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Accession number:
Acc.2831
Object count:
1
Description:
Copper hook set in ivory attached by sinew to walrus ivory sinker with baleen (?) eyes. Sinker attached to rawhide leader.
Donor:
Mrs. Relzy Aikin and Relzy Aikin
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection date:
ca. 1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1972
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 9.3 centimeters
Legacy documentation: