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Carving

Museum number:
2-6836
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006836
Alternate number:
x-3029 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Carved ivory walrus head with fully carved tusks.
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:
1.6 Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft, and Professional Pursuits and 2.1 Daily Garb
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
decoration for wooden box, or wooden hat.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 7.7 centimeters
Legacy documentation: