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A 19th century fishing line spool decorated with small ivory animal figures | Donald Ellis Gallery
Close-up view of the seal and polar bear ivory figures carved from marine mammal ivory | Donald Ellis Gallery

Line Spool

Bering Sea

ca. 1860-80

wood, marine mammal ivory, paint, sinew

height: 33"

Inventory # E4242

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Burch, Ernest S. Jr. The Eskimos. Norman: pg. 5, University of Ok Press, 1988, pg. 55

Donald Ellis Gallery, 2012, pg. 71, pl. 25

Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, (The Alaska Commercial Company Collection) Nos. 362 2-5828, 363 2-4509 and 354 2-4517 - See: Graburn, Nelson H. Lee, Molly, Rousselot, Jean-Loup. Catalogue Raissonne of the Alaska Commercial Company Collection, Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996, pg. 143, pls. 348 and 349

Fitzhugh, William. The Eskimo About the Bering Strait (Reprinted from the Eighteen Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1896-97, pl. LIV), Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, pgs. 136-137

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