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CAS 0005-0007   CAS 0005-0007; Ivory implement
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Ivory implement
Culture Eskimo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Linear ivory piece that is flat on one side, rounded on the other, one end is ground to a semi point, the other end is rounded.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.0, Thickness = 0.5, Length = 7.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0019A,B   CAS 0005-0019A,B; Thimble with holder
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Thimble with holder
Culture Eskimo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials A: Hide; B: Ivory
Description Hide thimble with carved ivory holder; Holder has proximal end carved in the shape of a mitten with etched design on its back; Distal end of holder has slot carved into it for holding hide thimble.
Dimensions (cm) Width = A=2.9; B=1.0, Thickness = A=0.6; B=0.5, Length = A=3.6; B=7.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0023A-D   CAS 0005-0023A-D; Toggles / fasteners / ivory carvings (4 seals)
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Toggles / fasteners / ivory carvings (4 seals)
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Four toggles / fasteners, each consisting of ivory carved in the shape of a seal with two holes drilled in bottom that connect with single hole in the top.
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=1.3; D=1.4, Width = A=1.7; D=1.7, Length = A=4.8; D=5.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0026   CAS 0005-0026; Spear point
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Spear point
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.4, Thickness = 0.7, Length = 10.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0027   CAS 0005-0027; Pocket knife
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Pocket knife
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory; Bone
Description Pocket knife with ivory handle carved in form of a fish and thin bone blade.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.1, Thickness = 0.5, Length = 5.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0028   CAS 0005-0028; Pocket knife
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Pocket knife
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Pocket knife with two blades; Oval shaped, carved ivory handle with ivory blade attached to each end.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.1, Thickness = 0.6, Length = 5.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0033   CAS 0005-0033; Letter opener / paper knife
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Letter opener / paper knife
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory: walrus tusk
Description Letter opener or paper knife consisting of an ivory blade inserted into an ivory handle; Handle is carved in the form of a walrus with the blade entering the handle between the tusks of the walrus; The tusks are glued onto the walrus head; Paper knives were in common usage until the early 1900s, when books pages no longer routinely needed to be cut by the reader; letter openers came into vogue around the same time, with the advent of adhesive envelopes; Paper knives tend to be rounder and wider, while letter openers have narrower, pointed ends to fit into the unsealed corner of an envelope.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.7, Thickness = 2.5, Length = 27.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0034   CAS 0005-0034; Letter opener / paper knife
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Letter opener / paper knife
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Letter opener or paper knife carved from three pieces of ivory; The handle and blade are light in color with the guard being darker brown; Paper knives were in common usage until the early 1900s, when books pages no longer routinely needed to be cut by the reader; letter openers came into vogue around the same time, with the advent of adhesive envelopes; Paper knives tend to be rounder and wider, while letter openers have narrower, pointed ends to fit into the unsealed corner of an envelope.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.1, Thickness = 1.6, Length = 19.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0035   CAS 0005-0035; Letter opener / paper knife
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Letter opener / paper knife
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Letter opener or paper knife carved from a single piece of ivory; Half circle designs are carved out near junction of blade and handle; Handle is rectangular and flat with the center part of the handle having a rectangular opening with a design of diamonds and X's carved in it; Paper knives were in common usage until the early 1900s, when books pages no longer routinely needed to be cut by the reader; letter openers came into vogue around the same time, with the advent of adhesive envelopes; Paper knives tend to be rounder and wider, while letter openers have narrower, pointed ends to fit into the unsealed corner of an envelope.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.5, Thickness = 0.4, Length = 16.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0036   CAS 0005-0036; Letter opener / paper knife
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Letter opener / paper knife
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Letter opener or paper knife carved from a single piece of ivory; Rectangular handle with a rectangular area in the center that is recessed with lozenges and triangles carved into it; Paper knives were in common usage until the early 1900s, when books pages no longer routinely needed to be cut by the reader; letter openers came into vogue around the same time, with the advent of adhesive envelopes; Paper knives tend to be rounder and wider, while letter openers have narrower, pointed ends to fit into the unsealed corner of an envelope.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.5, Thickness = 0.4, Length = 12.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0038   CAS 0005-0038; Pipe
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Pipe
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Metal: pewter; Ivory; Wood
Description Pewter pipe cast in one piece with flaring bowl rim and small bowl; Inlaid with wood and ivory; Ivory panels on each side have circle designs in black and red on them and are held on by metal pins; Wood inlay is in the form of X's and rectangular segments.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.1, Depth = 4.2, Length = 22.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0045   CAS 0005-0045; Utensil
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Utensil
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Carved from a single piece of ivory, square in shape and dish like in form; No designs; Use wear very evident.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.0, Width = 6.6, Length = 7.0

Catalog Number CAS 0005-0048   CAS 0005-0048; Wrist guard
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Wrist guard
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Oval shaped wrist guard with holes on each side for attachment.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 0.8, Width = 3.7, Thickness = 0.3, Length = 7.3

Catalog Number CAS 0005-0049   CAS 0005-0049; Wrist guard
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Wrist guard
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Rectangular wrist guard with a V shaped notch in one end and a notch on each side to fasten it to wrist; Design etched on curved side of piece is very faint.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.4, Thickness = 0.5, Length = 5.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0054   CAS 0005-0054; Pipe
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Pipe
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory; Metal: Brass
Description Ivory bowl with brass connecting tube.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.7, Max Diam = 1.9, Length = 2.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0055   CAS 0005-0055; Sinew twister
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Sinew twister
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Sinew twister carved from a single piece of ivory; Has a nail like form with a blunt proximal end and a pointed distal end; The distal end broadens from a point back 3/4 of the length then narrows to broaden again at the proximal end; Hole is drilled through the middle of the implement at the broadest point.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.0, Thickness = 0.9, Length = 8.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0057   CAS 0005-0057; Bone implement
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Bone implement
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Bone
Description Needle like in form with one blunt end and a body that tapers to a point distally.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 0.5, Length = 14.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0060   CAS 0005-0060; Pipe
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Pipe
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Wood; Leather; Ivory
Description Ivory bowl attached to a two part wooden stem that is held together by wrapping of seal skin; Also bowl pick of ivory attached to pipe stem with seal skin.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.9, Width = 2.7, Length = 32.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0062   CAS 0005-0062; Bolas
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Bolas
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory; String
Description Trio of bolas consisting of an ivory weight and two pieces of cardboard to show where other weights would have been; Ivory weight is plain with a rounded bottom and steepled top; The weight and cardboard pieces are attached to strings which are tied together at the ends.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.3, Width = 2.5, Length = 3.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0063   CAS 0005-0063; Ivory implement
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Ivory implement
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Ivory weight holder for fishing weight; Holder tapers to a narrow end that has a hold drilled through it; Broad end has a hole drilled through it horizontally and vertically; The horizontal hole also has grooves carved in the sides for sinew attachment.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.4, Thickness = 1.3, Length = 4.9
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