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Fishing lure

Museum number:
2-4469
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004469
Alternate number:
x-615 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Large fish lure of ivory and iron. Recarved "fossil" walrus ivory with inlaid eyes in fish like face, iron hook attached on underside. Baleen leader.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Kotzebue Sound, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Kotzebue Sound
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Rudolph Neumann
Materials:
Iron (metal)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Used for with rod fishing.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 11.8 centimeters
Comment:
Second Orig. No.: Neumann #277.
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