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Comb

Museum number:
2-4241
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004241
Alternate number:
x-387 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Ivory hair comb, large and elaborately carved; dark brown and eroded ivory; handle: fish and wlrus, each with incised concentric circles; comb part has cross-hatching and incised concentric circles; all teeth broken off at base.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Bering Strait; Cape Prince of Wales
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.6 Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft, and Professional Pursuits and 1.8 Toilet Articles
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Used to split sinew
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 18.5 centimeters and width 4.5 centimeters
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