E0263: Inuit- Incised Ivory


Classification Category:
8:Communication Artifacts ➞ Art/Folk Art
animal ➔ ivory
36.7 cm L
4 cm W
0.4 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.
Source Locality:
Alaska, USA
Incised ivory with reindeer and Sami details on one side and sled dogs on the other side.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96
Donated by: Unknown