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Awl with Handle

19th century
Metal, Ivory

4.125 x 0.938 (diameter) x 1.875 (circumference) in. (10.478 x 2.381 x 4.763 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.171
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.171 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Canada or United States
Classification: Tools and Equipment
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.
  • awls - Sharp metal points with wood handles; used to make small holes in wood or leather.
  • handles - Those portions of, or attachments to, objects that are designed to be grasped by the hand.
  • 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.
  • metal - Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.
  • 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.

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