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Carving

Museum number:
2-1025
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020001025
Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Series of seal and other animal heads. Recarved fossil walrus ivory.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Lower Yukon, Yukon, Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Lower Yukon
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
Context of use:
Ogruk heads: for charm or fun" (fide John Taxsac, 1962).
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 7.2 centimeters
Comment:
Native name: "ogruk" (seal).
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