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Bear Cub's Toy

Object Number:A531B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ainu
Provenience: Japan
Hokkaido
Rubeshibe
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Acorn
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

Description

Heper-e-sinot-pe (ヘペレシノツペ). Heavy block of wood roughly carved into acorn shape. Split. This would have been a play toy for a baby bear cub.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. 2008. アイヌの工芸 : ペンシルバニア大学考古学人類学博物館ヒラーコレクション = Ainu collections : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Hiller Collections.. Sapporo. Ainu Bunka Shinkō Kenkyū Suishin Kikō. pg. 134 p. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 30 cm Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 152 pg. 69View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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