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Walrus Tusk Cribbage Board with Incised Design

Walrus Tusk, Pigment

23.125 x 3.75 x 2 in. (58.738 x 9.525 x 5.08 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.194
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.194 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, United States, Alaska
Classification: Toys and Games; Games
Culture/Nationality: Arctic, Alaskan, Native American, North American

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  • Alaskan - Culture or condition of citizenship or residency of the U.S. state of Alaska.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • 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.
  • tusk - General term for material made from tusks, which are large protruding teeth found in elephants, walruses, narwhals, and boars. Tusks, like other teeth, have a soft center surrounded by hard dentin primarily composed of calcium hydroxyapatite with smaller amounts of calcium carbonate, calcium fluoride, magnesium phosphate, and ossein. A hard durable enamel forms a smooth outer surface. Tusk has been used to make sculptures, handles, and other items.

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  • Object Dimensions: 23.125 x 3.75 x 2 in. (58.738 x 9.525 x 5.08 cm)

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