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Ornaments

Museum number:
2-6850a-c
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21026850a@2dc
Alternate number:
x-3043 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
3
Description:
Hunting helmet or visor ornaments; long, thin strips of walrus ivory; a) and c): longitudinal red incised lines, bird-like eye. b) 2 eye-like designs, longitudinal red incised lines.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Aleut and Kodiak Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.1 Daily Garb
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Hunting helmet or visor ornaments.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
21.5 centimeters, 29 centimeters, and 29 centimeters
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