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Museum number:
2-6121
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006121
Alternate number:
X-2314 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved ivory skull of walrus with carved tusks. Crudely carved walrus ivory. Slots at side of head.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Unalaklik, Norton Sound, Nome Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Norton Sound; Unalaklik
Culture or time period:
Malemiut Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
2-5969
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 2.8 centimeters
Legacy documentation: