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Fishing lure

Museum number:
2-4483
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004483
Alternate number:
x-629 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Front and back walrus ivory, central section red stone held together with sinew. Remnant hook in front, remnant baleen (?) leader at back.
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:
Iron (metal)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Used for fishing.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 3 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: 24483,c re-cat. to 2-48421-22.
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