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Comb3446/1

Comb with sixteen teeth carved from ebony wood. Teeth attach to semi-circular body of comb that extends into a cylindrical handle. Top of handle carved into head of snake-like creature. Animal has two ivory(?) eyes inlaid into it, with black inset pupils. Linear designs incised throughout body and handle.

Culture
“Yoruba” ?
Material
ebony wood and ivory ?
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Buddhist Shrine3384/1

Small carved ivory shrine (zushi). Inside the small hinged doors sits a carved amitabha Buddha. The outer edges of the shrine are completely covered in carved designs; the exterior and the interior surfaces of the rectangular hinged doors are covered in carved Buddhist scenes. The background wall behind the seated three-dimensional Buddha, inside the shrine, also has a simpler carved design.

Culture
“Japanese” ?
Material
ivory
Made in
“Japan” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Bracelet3326/49

Oval ivory bangle bracelet with slightly rounded exterior. The upper edge tapers in while the bottom edge is flat. Decorated with rows of small holes inset with tiny metal studs spaced with bands of smooth ivory. The inside has a dark brown patina.

Culture
“West African” ?
Material
ivory and iron metal ?
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Bracelet3326/50

Circular ivory bangle bracelet with rounded sides. The upper edge tapers in while the bottom edge is flat. Just below the upper edge, decorated with three rows of small holes inset with tiny metal studs. The inside has a dark brown patina.

Culture
“West African” ?
Material
ivory and iron metal ?
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3321/5

King figure (ndop) made of carved ivory. Figure sits cross-legged on a square platform with a drum(?) in front. His eyes are closed, right hand placed on his knee, and he holds a ceremonial knife in his left hand. He wears a distinctive projecting hoe-shaped headdress with carved decoration around the edge and on the top surface. His regalia includes cane shoulder hoops, cloth plaque covering the buttocks, a wrapped belt that crosses over his abdomen, and a plaited belt. He also wears three bracelets, two arm rings and ear ornaments. The figure is mounted on a wood octagonal base.

Culture
“Kuba” ?
Material
elephant ivory and wood
Made in
“Democratic Republic of the Congo” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Case, Gambling Sticks (42)16.1/802

Culture
“KITIKSHAN” ?
Material
birch wood, pigment, hide, sinew and ivory
Made in
British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
American Museum of Natural History
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Charm16.1/772

Culture
“KITIKSHAN” ?
Material
ivory and abalone shell
Made in
British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
American Museum of Natural History
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Charm, Soul Catcher16.1/769

NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN. MURDOCH, DAVID, 1995, Publisher: EYEWITNESS BOOKS - ALFRED A. KNOPF

Culture
“KITIKSHAN” ?
Material
ivory
Made in
British Columbia, Canada
Holding Institution
American Museum of Natural History
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Brooch3260/230

Thin, carved brooch in the form of a diving killer whale, with seventeen small abalone inlays throughout the design. A human face in profile is carved in the dorsal fin. There is a vertical metal pin clasp on reverse. Brownish resin fills in the concave back, and holds the pin in place.

Culture
“Haida” ?
Material
mastodon ivory, abalone shell, resin and metal
Made in
Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure3260/263 a-b

A killer whale tooth carving in form of a dogfish (part a) with an round stand (part b). Dogfish carved vertically with head down and upward curled tail. Small oval hole on tail. Dogfish decorated with round abalone inlays. Metal peg on base centre top fits a hole on lower edge of the carving. Artist's inscription underside part a.

Culture
“Haida” ?
Material
whale tooth, abalone shell, mastodon ivory and metal
Made in
Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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