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Powder horn or flask with scrimshaw scenes
Powder horn or flask with scrimshaw scenes
Date:
1850–1870
Location:
de Young
Gallery 04
Century:
Media:
Bone, Wood, And Pigment
Dimensions:
2 1/8 x 6 x 1 1/2 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo
Accession Number:
2007.21.141
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

A powder horn of bone and wood, decorated with pictographs of hunting scenes and daily village life including hunting a polar bear, hauling a seal or walrus, a dance scene and drying fish. The stopper and twine to fasten it are missing. The bone container has a fitted wooden bottom and an attached wooden collar.

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