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Carved Walrus Tusk with Cribbage Board and Incised Images

20th century
Walrus Ivory, Pigment

15.813 x 2.375 x 1.563 in. (40.164 x 6.033 x 3.969 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.187
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.187 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Canada or United States
Classification: Toys and Games; Games
Culture/Nationality: 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.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • cribbage boards - Boards, often long narrow rectangles of wood, for keeping score during the game of cribbage and having holes in the upper surface into which pegs are placed to mark the score and progress of the players.
  • 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.
  • pigment - Any relatively insoluble organic, inorganic, natural or artificial substance that imparts a color to another substance or mixture and always appears as the same specific color when viewed in white light. It is the constituent of paint or ink that provides the color. Distinguished from a dye, which is soluble in the vehicle, a pigment is insoluble in the vehicle, but instead is held in a suspension.
  • walrus ivory - Material comprising the dentin of walrus tusks.

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  • Object Dimensions: 15.813 x 2.375 x 1.563 in. (40.164 x 6.033 x 3.969 cm)

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