Mouthpiece

Used for inflating seal carcasses to use as buoys to float killed whales. Made of two pieces joined together with a rotating joint.

Acquired during the voyage of the HMS Blossom under Captain Beechey, 1825-8

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
51/1916/106
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Collection Area Region
North America
Material
walrus ivory | bone | | |
Common Name
mouthpiece
Simple Name
mouthpiece
Production Town

Production County
Bering Strait / Northwest Alaska
Production Country
United States of America
Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname

Production Year Low
1826
Production Year High
1827

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