Sea Otter Ornament for a Baidarka (Kayak)19th century - 20th century
3.313 x 1.25 x 0.688 in. (8.414 x 3.175 x 1.746 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- amulets - Small objects worn as protecting charms, as to ward off evil, harm, or illness, or to bring good fortune. For objects specifically cut with astrological or magical symbols, intended to protect the bearer, but not necessarily worn, use "talismans."
- 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.
- 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.
- walrus ivory - Material comprising the dentin of walrus tusks.
- Object Dimensions: 3.313 x 1.25 x 0.688 in. (8.414 x 3.175 x 1.746 cm)
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at Harvard Online Collection." (Accessed May 18, 2020): https://pmem.unix.fas.harvard.edu:8443/peabody/. Accession No.: 69-30-10/2028.
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- "Eskimo Art." (Accessed August 17, 2020): Eskimo Art, http://eskimo-art.org/site/. http://eskimo-art.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/sea-otter.pdf.
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