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Crochet needle

Museum number:
2-4150
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
x-296 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Crochet needle. Carved walrus ivory, 4 cornered handle with two birds at top. Filled black dot design.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Kodiak Eskimo and Koniag
Collector:
Alaska Commercial Company
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household and 5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Tourist novelty. Similar specimens made also by the Aleut.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 16 centimeters
Comment:
References: "see Birket-Smith, Early Collections from the Pacific Eskimo, fig. 33a
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