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CAS 0005-0040   CAS 0005-0040; Napkin ring
Category Carvings; Culinary Items
Object Name Napkin ring
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 Carved from a single piece of walrus ivory; Design in center is rectangular with a screen like motif in it of arches separated by crosses.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.2, Depth = 4.1, Length = 6.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0041   CAS 0005-0041; Napkin ring
Category Carvings; Culinary Items
Object Name Napkin ring
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 Carved from a single piece of walrus ivory with bas relief of a walruses head and tail on the front, giving one the impression of the animal wrapped around the ring; The claws and snout are painted black with the mouth and nostrils painted red.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.8, Depth = 4.5, Length = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0042   CAS 0005-0042; Napkin ring
Category Carvings; Culinary Items
Object Name Napkin ring
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 Carved from a single piece of walrus ivory with a walrus in bas relief on the front; The eyes, claws, mouth and nostrils are painted black.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.7, Depth = 3.7, Length = 5.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0043   CAS 0005-0043; Napkin ring
Category Carvings; Culinary Items
Object Name Napkin ring
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 Carved from a single piece of walrus ivory with a walrus in bas relief on the front; The eyes, claws, mouth and nostrils are painted black.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.7, Depth = 3.7, Length = 5.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0044   CAS 0005-0044; Napkin ring
Category Carvings; Culinary Items
Object Name Napkin ring
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 Carved from a single piece of walrus ivory with a walrus in bas relief on the front; The eyes, claws, mouth and nostrils are painted black.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.6, Depth = 4.5, Length = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0047   CAS 0005-0047; Ivory carving (seal)
Category Carvings
Object Name Ivory carving (seal)
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 Carved ivory seal with black painted eyes and nostrils mounted on a rectangular segment of walrus tusk that is rounded on the top or unmodified and flat on sides and bottom.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.0, Width = 4.0, Length = 9.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0053   CAS 0005-0053; Cigar holder
Category Carvings
Object Name Cigar 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 Ivory
Description Carved from one piece of ivory; Distal end has a fox caught in the jaws of a spring trap in bas relief, with claws, eyes, nostrils and ears painted black.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 1.9, Width = 1.8, Length = 8.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0137   CAS 0005-0137; Rattle
Category Carvings
Object Name Rattle
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; Ink
Description Rattle carved from a section of walrus tusk; Proximal end is blunt; A fox is carved onto the top of the shaft; Distal end consists of thin, four curved sections with incised designs resembling claws which serve as the cage for the rattle; Single rattle sphere has been carved out of the tusk within the claw-like design without breaking the cage.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.8, Width = 3.3, Length = 18.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0138   CAS 0005-0138; Ivory carving (fox on sign)
Category Carvings
Object Name Ivory carving (fox on sign)
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County Nome
Other Geographic Data City: Nome
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture 1921
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Ivory
Description Carved ivory souvenir with a fox carved into grip area and a cutout area with "NOME ALASKA 1921" all carved from a single piece of ivory.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.0, Width = 1.7, Length = 29.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0216   CAS 0005-0216; Amulet / effigy (whale fluke and/or phallus)
Category Carvings
Object Name Amulet / effigy (whale fluke and/or phallus)
Culture Native Alaskan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Stone: flint
Description Bifacially flaked Y-shaped amulet possibly representing a stylized whale fluke and/or phallus; Lateral edges near distal end of longest arm each have small U-shaped notch.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.4, Thickness = 0.6, Length = 4.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0285   CAS 0005-0285; Amulet / effigy (whale)
Category Carvings
Object Name Amulet / effigy (whale)
Culture Eskimo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Liebes Collection (Native Alaskan)
Materials Stone
Description Bifacially flaked amulet in the shape of a whale with short lateral fins and a short, squared off fluke.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.0, Thickness = 0.8, Length = 5.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0296   CAS 0005-0296; Bone carving (caribou head)
Category Carvings
Object Name Bone carving (caribou head)
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 Bone
Description Caribou head carved in one end of long bone fragment, vertical hole drilled through bone just behind the head; Long bone fragment tapers towards opposite end; Bone is very weathered.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 1.8, Width = 1.6, Length = 16.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0302   CAS 0005-0302; Bag handle
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Bag handle
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 = 0.6, Thickness = 0.3, Length = 19.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0316   CAS 0005-0316; Handle fragment
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Handle fragment
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 Carved ivory handle fragment.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.8, Thickness = 0.4, Length = 9.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0342   CAS 0005-0342; Scraper handle
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Scraper handle
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
Dimensions (cm) Width = 4.3, Depth = 4.0, Thickness = 2.0, Length = 7.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0348   CAS 0005-0348; Salt shaker
Category Carvings; Culinary Items
Object Name Salt shaker
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 two pieces of ivory, the base being separate from the main body; The body has a cylindrical container for the salt with a standing Eskimo in a parka, the back has "S" in scrimshaw on it.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.8, Width = 3.0, Depth = 4.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0349   CAS 0005-0349; Pepper shaker
Category Carvings; Culinary Items
Object Name Pepper shaker
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 two pieces of ivory, the base being separate from the main body; The body has a cylindrical container for the pepper with a standing Eskimo in a parka, the back has "P" in scrimshaw on it.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.9, Width = 3.1, Depth = 4.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0353   CAS 0005-0353; Ivory carving ("Billiken")
Category Carvings
Object Name Ivory carving ("Billiken")
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 ivory figurine of seated individual with pointed ears and slanted eyes and ponytail, harms are hanging vertically at its sides, reputed to be a Chinese laughing god.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.9, Width = 2.2, Depth = 2.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0354   CAS 0005-0354; Ivory carving ("Billiken")
Category Carvings
Object Name Ivory carving ("Billiken")
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 ivory figurine of seated individual with pointed ears and slanted eyes and ponytail, harms are hanging vertically at its sides, reputed to be a Chinese laughing god.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.0, Width = 2.5, Depth = 3.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0005-0355   CAS 0005-0355; Ivory carving ("Billiken")
Category Carvings
Object Name Ivory carving ("Billiken")
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 ivory figurine of seated individual with pointed ears and slanted eyes and ponytail, harms are hanging vertically at its sides, reputed to be a Chinese laughing god.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.5, Width = 2.8, Depth = 3.2
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