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Zoomorph

Museum number:
2-6072
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006072
Alternate number:
X-2265 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Spotted seal made of walrus ivory.
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
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies, 5.7 Gifts, Novelties, Models, Reproductions (excluding currency), Commemorative Medals, and Forgeries, and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 8 centimeters
Comment:
"could be charm for kayak if had hole" (John Taxsac, 2-1962)
Legacy documentation: