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Fishing tackle

Museum number:
2-4466
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004466
Alternate number:
x-612 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Small ornamented hook and stone sinker. Lure is "fossil" walrus ivory and antler-like material fitted together. 2 blue beads attached by gut leather to mottled black and white sinker.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Materials:
Baleen, Iron (metal), Ivory (material), and Sinew
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Probably for sculpin.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 4.3 centimeters and length 9.5 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: cf. Nelson p. 178 and pl. LXIX.
Legacy documentation: