Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • bracelet, 1930s–1948
  • Where object was made: Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • walrus ivory, elastic, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 1.2 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Traw
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5007

The rectangular ivory beads are strung on elastic. The brown beads are undecorated. The light colored beads depict a seal's head in profile, with red detail, or a wolf's head with black detail.