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Amulet
Amulet
Date:
Punuk Period, 500–750
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Walrus Ivory
Dimensions:
4 1/8 x 1 x 7/8 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Inuit, Punuk Period
Accession Number:
2007.21.147
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Beautifully rendered carving of a seal being transported on a sled. The seal is lying on its back and is bound to a sled as evidenced by the presence of sled runners. There is a hole pierced in one end for attachment or for hanging. This piece was excavated by Edgar Campbell of the village of Gambell in August 2001 and purchased directly from him.

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Comb
Comb (Punuk Period, 500–1200)
Jar
Jar (500–1000)
Whaling Charm
Whaling Charm (Punuk Period, 500–1200)
Labret
Labret (Punuk Period, 500–1000)