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Zoomorph

Museum number:
2-6080
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006080
Alternate number:
X-2273 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Figure of seal carved of walrus ivory. Eyes formerly filled, probably with baleen.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Pastolik, Wade Hampton Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Pastolik
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Rudolph Neumann
Collection date:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies, 5.7 Gifts, Novelties, Models, Reproductions (excluding currency), Commemorative Medals, and Forgeries, and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 7.2 centimeters
Comment:
Second original no. = Neumann 79. Remarks: "Neumann's cat. says "image of Nerpa Seal sl."
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