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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Alaska Native; Yupik or Iñupiat
Title:Engraved walrus tusk
Date Made:20th century
Materials:Walrus ivory and ink
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska
Measurements:Overall: 7/8 x 17 1/8 x 1 5/8 in.; 2.2225 x 43.4975 x 4.1275 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2000.266.22.INV
Credit Line:Gift of Rachel (Spinney) Simmet (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
 

This object is under review for NAGPRA-sensitivity.

Recent updates to NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) require consent from lineal descendants and/or affiliated Native American Tribes or Native Hawaiian Organizations before displaying or researching cultural items. We have removed the public image of this belonging until we can learn more about the wishes of affiliated Tribal officials or the descendants of those who made it.

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Description:
Etched and inked designs of animals and fishing/hunting tools on a walrus tusk.

Tags:
Native American; indigenous people; animals; walrus; tusks

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