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Yup´ik box
ca. 1890
Kuskokwim River, Alaska
Wood, ivory
33 x 9 x 6 cm
Collected by Lt. George Thornton Emmons

Yup´ik men used carved wooden boxes decorated with ivory to store tools (e.g., projectile points or other implements), keep tobacco, or hold percussion caps and powder.

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