Object photography

Click image to enlarge +

Object description

  • Yup'ik artist
  • Carving, mid-late 19th century
  • Ivory, ink
  • Chalitmut, Alaska, United States
  • L: 7 7/8 in, dia.: 3/8 in (L: 20.0 cm, dia.: 1.0 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E15230

DESCRIPTION

This ivory bag fastener is made of a rod of ivory cut so that it appears to be two rods with a short split between in the middle. It is ornamented with circular black striations and bulls eyes.