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Zoomorph

Museum number:
2-6078
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006078
Alternate number:
X-2271 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Hair seal carved of walrus ivory. Engraved and darkened markings on back.
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
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies, 5.7 Gifts, Novelties, Models, Reproductions (excluding currency), Commemorative Medals, and Forgeries, and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 4.5 centimeters
Legacy documentation: