E0260: Inuit- Net Spacer

Ethnographic

Identifier:
E0260
Classification Category:
4:Tools & Equipment for Materials ➞ Fishing & Trapping Implements
Materials:
animal ➔ ivory
Dimensions:
7.5 cm L
1 cm W
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 ➞ Inuit
Use/Function:
Used to insure all squares in the net were the same size.
Source Locality:
Alaska, USA
Description:
Inuit net spacer carved from bone, used to insure all squares in the net were the same size.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96 Donated by: Unknown (1996.ETHN62)