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Museum number:
2-3894
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020003894
Alternate number:
x-40 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Representing walrus. Three separate sections: carved wood head with inlaid eyes and tusks, central ivory cylindrical sections with engraved flippers. Center of ivory and ends of wood.
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
Materials:
Ivory (material)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.6 Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft, and Professional Pursuits
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Container possibly for sewing materials
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 23.5 centimeters
Legacy documentation: