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Object Number:NA6
Current Location: And So the Story Goes...Innovations in Storytelling
Currently On Display
Culture:Eskimo
Provenience: Alaska
Point Barrow
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Ivory
Credit Line:Purchased from Miss G. E. Wiestling, 1904

Description

Long flat story knife made of ivory. The narrow end has two loop openings and the blade gradually widens to a gentle curve. Incised decorative lines include "skeletal markings" along the spine (29 single or sets of lines) and base (29 lines) of the knife and four nucleated cirle or "eye and hole" motifs (which suggest the joints of an animal) along the center of the blade. The knife is smoothed from use.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition
And So the Story Goes… Innovations in Storytelling (25 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Kaplan, Susan A. & Barsness, Kristin J. 1986. Raven's Journey.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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