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Culture/People:
probably Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Marion Eppley, Non-Indian, 1883-1960  Search this
Donor:
Marion Eppley, Non-Indian, 1883-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Bird arrow used with a throwing board
Media/Materials:
Ivory, cormorant feather/feathers, hide thong/babiche, sinew, ochre, wool yarn, driftwood, cotton twine/string
Techniques:
Carved, barbed, tied, braided, painted
Dimensions:
6 x 148 x 11.5 cm
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Native Term:
nuusaaq
Place:
Alaska; USA
Date created:
1880-1900
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Marion Eppley (1883-1960, a US Navy captain during World Wars I and II and founder of the Eppley Laboratory of Newport, Rhode Island, makers of precision scientific instruments); bequeathed to MAI by Mr. Eppley.
Catalog Number:
23/3931
Barcode:
233931.000
See related items:
Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_249211