Hearst Museum Portal

Box

Museum number:
2-6977
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006977
Alternate number:
55 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.128
Object count:
1
Description:
Box with wood base and stopper; crudely incised animals, people; remnant of thong in lid. Made from section of walrus tusk.
Donor:
Harry Marcus Weston Edmonds
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harry Marcus Weston Edmonds
Collection date:
1889-1904
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Possibly snuffbox.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 7.8 centimeters
Images:
Legacy documentation: