E0204B: Inuit- Mortar & Pestle


Classification Category:
4:Tools & Equipment for Materials ➞ Food T&E ➞ Food Processing T&E
TAG: "Snuff-Mortar. Eskimo" and "Eskimo snuff mortar."
botanical ➔ wood
animal ➔ hide/skin ➔ leather
12.5 cm L
2.5 cm W
6 cm H
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Ethnic Group:
Native American ➞ Inupiaq
Source Locality:
Brevig Mission, Alaska, USA
Acquisition Date:
November 2 1898
Mortar and pestle for snuff. Made of wood and leather. Donated by Rev. T.L. Brevig in 1898.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96 Donated by: Unknown (1996.ETHN62)