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Needle case

Museum number:
2-5869
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020005869
Alternate number:
x-959 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Needle case, made of walrus ivory. Archaeological. Carving of a woman. Stopper in top of head.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Cavia, Seward Peninsula, Nome Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Seward Peninsula; Cavia
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.1 Religion and Divination: Objects and garb associated with practices reflecting submission, devotion, obedience, and service to supernatural agencies
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 13 centimeters
Comment:
References: Nelson, plate XLIV:45.
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