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Cup and dice

Museum number:
2-5874a-k
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21025874a@2dk
Alternate number:
x-964 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
11
Description:
(a) Barrel shaped cup, walrus ivory. (b - k) Dice.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.6 Sports, Games, Amusements; Gambling and Pet Accessories
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Might be made for sale.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
(a)— height 6.6 centimeters and (a)— width 1 centimeters
Legacy documentation: