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Blade

Museum number:
2-45376
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020045376
Accession number:
Acc.2747
Object count:
1
Description:
Boat hook blade (?); walrus ivory; 5 holes for haft.
Donor:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection date:
1945-1971
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1971
Context of use:
Probably boat hook blade; if not, pick blade used in gathering edible grass roots.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 26 centimeters
Legacy documentation: