• Culture/People:

    Hupa

  • Object name:

    Purse and shells

  • Date created:

    1880-1900

  • Place:

    California; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Elk antler, dentalium shell/shells, hide, pigment/pigments

  • Techniques:

    Cut, carved, incised, colored, wrapped

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of William M. Fitzhugh (1853-1929, a San Francisco collector); acquired by MAI in 1936.

  • Dimensions:

    12 x 5 x 3.5 cm

  • Catalog number:

    19/3172

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