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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; American Indian; Yupik or Iñupiat
Title:Buckle
Type:Tool
Materials:Ivory
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska; St. Lawrence Island
Measurements:Overall: 1/8 in x 7/8 in x 4 in; .3 cm x 2.2 cm x 10.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH 25.G
Credit Line:Gift of Mary Gage Peterson (Class of 1865)
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:
Small carved buckle with whale design in the middle and shallow lines incised down sides and on rungs.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American

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