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unknown Punuk
Punuk Primary

Punuk Implement of Unknown Use

19th century
Likely Walrus Ivory

Greatest Preserved Dimensions
1.188 x 4.563 x 0.813 in. (3.016 x 11.589 x 2.064 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.146
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.146 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Canada or United States
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Punuk, Arctic, North American

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  • Arctic - In the context of art and culture, the culture of the indigenous peoples of the northern polar region of the earth, including the Arctic Ocean and the northernmost parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. The term may also refer to the animals, plants, climate, geology, geography, and oceanography of the area.
  • incising - The process and technique of producing, forming, or tracing a pattern, text, or other usually linear motif by cutting, carving, or engraving.
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • Punuk
  • tools - Objects, especially those hand-held, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations.

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  • Greatest Preserved Dimensions Dimensions: 1.188 x 4.563 x 0.813 in. (3.016 x 11.589 x 2.064 cm)

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • "Eskimo Art." (Accessed August 17, 2020): Eskimo Art,

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • "Eskimo Art." (Accessed August 17, 2020): Eskimo Art,

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