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Box

Museum number:
2-3894
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020003894
Alternate number:
x-40 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Box representing a walrus with three separate sections. The head and tail are carved painted wood.The head has inlaid eyes and tusks. The central ivory cylindircal sections (with engraved flippers) are incised with parallel lines and a circle motif. The center is made of ivory and the ends of wood. Possibly used as a container for sewing materials.
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: