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Museum number:
2-9393
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020009393
Alternate number:
P. 20 ? (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.26 and Acc.371
Object count:
1
Description:
Fine toothed hair comb of walrus ivory, engraved; multiple teeth; minor damage to top and one side; incised band above teeth with three repeats of vertical line crossed by a V.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Cape Prince of Wales, Coast of Bering Strait, Bering Strait
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Bering Strait; Cape Prince of Wales
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
H. H. Cushing and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection date:
ca. 1901
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.8 Toilet Articles
Accession date:
December 16, 1902 and May 1909
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 5.2 centimeters
Legacy documentation: