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Handles

Museum number:
2-6755a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21026755a@2cb
Alternate number:
x-2948 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
3
Description:
Drill handles made of 2 immature walrus tusks tied together with plaited cordage; each tusk has 3 encircling bands at base.
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:
1.6 Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft, and Professional Pursuits and 1.9 Multiple Utility
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
to rotate large drill shank
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
8 centimeters
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