Object photography

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Object description

  • Athapaskan artist
  • Drill socket, before 1918
  • Wood, stone
  • Alaska, United States
  • L: 4 3/4 in, W: 1 1/8 in, D: 1 1/4 in (L: 12.1 cm, W: 2.9 cm, D: 3.2 cm)
  • Gift of Arthur W. Whitcher, 1918
  • E17787


This drill socket is made out of a boat shaped piece of wood with rounded ends. There is a small lopsided square of white stone with a round polished cavity in the center of the bottom. There are grooves on both sides and a rectangular hole near one end.