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Snow Beater

Walrus Ivory and Rawhide

23 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. (58.42 x 3.81 x 1.27 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 70.E1.72
Other Number(s): 24259 (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Greenland, West Greenland
Classification: Tools and Equipment
Culture/Nationality: Inuit, Greenlandic
Collection: William S. Vaux Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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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.
  • 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.
  • rawhide - Untanned skin or hide which has had the flesh and hair removed and allowed to dry into a desired shape.

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