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Cribbage board

Museum number:
2-45260
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Accession number:
Acc.2747
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus tusk with tip sawed off; drilled pegholes, stars and dots, duck, leaves, fox, bear and two birds engraved on top surface; 1 duck engraved on bottom surface; 2 peg feet (2 missing).
Donor:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection date:
1956-1971
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1971
Context of use:
Made for sale as a cribbage board.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 39.5 centimeters
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