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Snuff or quid box ?

Museum number:
2-3881
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020003881
Alternate number:
x-27 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Snuff or quid box? Ivory box with wooden bottom. Section walrus tusk with incised zigzag bands. Lid missing. "Conventional designs scratched on sides.
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:
Wood (plant material)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.5 Stimulants, Narcotics, and Accessories
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Used as container for snuff.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 5.6 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: Cf. 2-1461.
Legacy documentation: