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Fishing lure

Museum number:
2-4492
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004492
Alternate number:
x-638 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Fish lure. Fish carved of walrus ivory with hook of steel nail extending underneath. Single perforation at tail.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Bering Sea, Western Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Materials:
Iron (metal)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Used for rod fishing.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 6.4 centimeters
Legacy documentation: