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Bear Cub's Plaything

Native NameHebin Ishinapit
Object Number:A531C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: Before 1901
Early Date: 1891
Late Date: 1901
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901


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


[Catalogue] Dubreuil, Chisato, and Fitzhugh, William W. 1999. Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People.. Washington, D.C. Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Association with University of Washington Press. pg. 415 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 35.3, pg. 250View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 153 pg. 69View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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