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Jumping Jack Toy (Hampelmann)

19th century - 20th century
Walrus Ivory

3.438 x 1.375 x 0.375 in. (8.731 x 3.493 x 0.953 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.116
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.116 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Canada or United States
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.
  • jumping jacks - Jointed figures that can be made to jump, dance, or otherwise move by pulling a single string or stick attached to it.
  • 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.
  • toys - Material objects contrived for amusement rather than for practical use by children or pets, or intended as collectibles by adults. Toys are generally miniature versions of real beings or objects that lend themselves to imaginative or imitative play. Toys may also be items for use in games. Among the earliest toys were dolls and balls.
  • walrus ivory - Material comprising the dentin of walrus tusks.

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  • Object Dimensions: 3.438 x 1.375 x 0.375 in. (8.731 x 3.493 x 0.953 cm)

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