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Tusk

Museum number:
2-154
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020000154
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus tusk with incised and darkened scenes; umiaks, kayaks, scene in kashim on one side, caribou surround, dog sleds, walruses and seals, etc. on the other side.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Northwest Bering Sea, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Northwest Bering Sea
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
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 61 centimeters
Comment:
Published: Ray, Eskimo Art (1977), fig. 247. "Ray (1977): caribou hunting scene (compare with the wooden sculpture, fig. 152); shaman''s curing scene and dance scene (247d); the different modes of transportation; and head-lifting for curing the sick (247f).
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