Bowl in the shape of a merganser duck. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Alaska state, Kodiak. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island.

Bowl in the shape of a merganser duck
Collection MAE RAS: № 571-33b
Image ID: 4071169
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Museum inventory number:
№ 571-33b
Title:
Bowl in the shape of a merganser duck
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Kodiak
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Collector:
Voznesenskii Ilya Gavrilovich, zoologist, entomologist, traveller
Expedition:
I.G. Voznesenskii's expedition (1840-1849)
Materials:
wood, paint, glass beads
Dimensions:
length 28.5 cm, width 19 cm, height 13.2 cm
Commentation:
It was believed that waterfowl were blessed with magical powers. They could dive in the water, walk on land, and fly in the air and therefore, like the spirits were capable of visiting the underwater, earthly and heavenly worlds.
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