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Fishing tackle

Museum number:
2-4465
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004465
Alternate number:
x-611 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Small ornamented hook and large stone sinker with ivory cap. Hook is black stone and walrus ivory with 2 blue beads and orange yellow pieces from auklet's bill. Sinker is banded black and white stone fitted to piece of walrus ivory.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Bering Sea, Western Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Bering Sea
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Fremont Morse
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Glass (material), Quill (spine material), Rawhide, and Sinew
Taxon:
Aethia and Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
For sculpin.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 11.7 centimeters and length 3.5 centimeters
Comment:
References: cf. Nelson, p. 178 and pl. LXIX.
Legacy documentation: