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Anthropomorph

Museum number:
2-6086
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006086
Alternate number:
X-2279 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Carving. Triangular piece of walrus ivory, with human head at narrow end.
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 and 5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 3 centimeters
Legacy documentation: