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Fishing lure

Museum number:
2-48521
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020048521
Alternate number:
2-4483b (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Fish carved of walrus ivory, inlaid eyes (1 missing). Perforated underside, remnant sinew line, no hook. Hole for line attachment through fish tail; on belly side two holes and remains of sinew to attach the hook's point.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Bering Sea, Western Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Fishing, originally part of 2-4483.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 6.2 centimeters
Legacy documentation: