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Museum number:
2-6159
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006159
Alternate number:
X-2352 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Ivory carving of head of polar bear holding seal. Walrus ivory with red-filled eyes, teeth, ears; inset bead eyes.
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:
Glass (material)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
cf. 2-5969
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 4.5 centimeters
Legacy documentation: