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Box

Museum number:
2-3859a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21023859a@2cb
Alternate number:
5 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
2
Description:
Elongated "eye" shaped wooden storage box (holding feathers); painted red and black; ornamented with walrus and whale images in ivory; inlaid ivory rectangles; rawhide fastenings.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Pastolik, Wade Hampton Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Pastolik
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Rudolph Neumann
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Storage box for feathers for arrows.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 37.2 centimeters and width 13.4 centimeters
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