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Museum number:
2-701
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020000701
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus figurine, made of ivory. Hollow forehalf of walrus, upright position, flippers in low relief. Incised dots. 1 tusk missing.
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:
ca. 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Context of use:
Could be box ornament but probably scrap ivory carved for sale.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
height 2.7 centimeters
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