Storyknife - ROM2004_1293_1

ROM2004_1293_1

Storyknife

Medium:Ivory
Geography: Possibly Alaska, USA
Date: late 19th century ?
Dimensions:
27.5 cm
Object number: 920.111.59
Credit Line: Stefansson Collection
Not on view
DescriptionAcquired in 1920 from Dr. Vilhjalmur Stefansson who purchased the knife from Erastus Brainerd. The term storyknife derives from its function of depicting scenes in the snow relating to the narrative of the storyteller.
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