Labret/Lip plug

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Culture/People
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Previous owner
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Seller
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Seller agent
Joseph E. Standley (J. E. Standley), Non-Indian, 1854-1940
Presenter/funding source
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Name
Labret/Lip plug
Media/Materials
Ivory
Techniques
Carved
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Collection History
Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI in 1916 from Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (Seattle, Washington), which was owned and operated by James E. Standley (1854-1940), using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
5/3230
Barcode
053230.000
See related items
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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