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Handle

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Object Number:56-28-1283
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nukleet
Provenience: Alaska
Norton Sound
Cape Denbigh
Iyatayet
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Locus: IY
Section:American
Materials:Ivory
Length: 18.2 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Thickness: 0.9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of J. Louis Giddings, 1956
Other Number:IY - Field No SF

Description

One hole in either end for attachment of cord (one end broken), 3 curved lines with spurs, curving toward center of handle on one end near line hole, and 4 similar lines on the other end. Halfway towards center of handle is a nucleated circle, hand drawn. In the center is a raised human head carved in a flat style. below the head are two V lines with spurs. This gives the appearance of a double necklace.

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