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Walrus Ivory Trace Buckle

Walrus Ivory

2 9/16 in. x 1 9/16 in. (6.5 cm x 4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 46.E1.11
Geography: North and Central America, Greenland, West Greenland
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Inuit, Greenlandic

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This object has the following keywords:
  • buckles - Devices used for fastening consisting of a usually open rectangular or rounded frame and a tongue or catch attached to one side or a vertical bar attached across the center. Sometimes used alone as an ornament.
  • ivory - The modified form of dentin derived from animal teeth. The most common example is from the tusks of mature elephants; similar material is obtained from any tusked or large-toothed mammal such as a walrus or narwhal.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Frederica de Laguna: Teaching by Example Bryn Mawr College , Oct 1, 2006 – Mar 1, 2007

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