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Cribbage board with carved animals
Cribbage board with carved animals
Date:
ca. 1890
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Walrus Tusk, Pigment, And Baleen
Dimensions:
2 3/8 x 20 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo, Cupik
Provenance:

Purchased From Alaska Shop, NY

Accession Number:
2007.21.4
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Walrus tusk cribbage board exhibiting full body carving of polar bear on one end with full body carving of a seal on the other end. Two seals (full body) and four walrus heads are carved in the round and decorate the center portion of the playing surface. Engraved figures of fish decorate the sides with an engraved scene of dogs and dog sled appearing on the under side.