Labret/Lip plug

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Culture/People
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Possible owner
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935
Presenter/funding source
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935
Object Name
Labret/Lip plug
Media/Materials
Stone, glass bead/beads
Techniques
Inlaid
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Thea (Mrs. George) Heye and donated to MAI by her or purchased by MAI from an unknown source with funds donated by her in 1921.
Catalog Number
10/8278
Barcode
108278.000
See related items
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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