Ivory Plate Armor (18 rectangular pieces)

Western Arctic


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collected about 1967

Walrus ivory

Overall: 4 1/8 × 1 × 1/8 in. (10.5 × 2.5 × 0.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Sherman P. and Anne L. Haight Arctic Collection



Place Made: Little Diomede Island, United States, North America

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view


Purchased by Sherman Post Haight (1889-1980) and Anne Pardee Lyon Haight (1891-1977), New York, New York, about 1967 in Juneau, Alaska ("said to have come from an old man who had lived in Diomede Islands years ago"); given to the Stefansson Collection, Dartmouth College Library, 1962; transferred to the present collection, 1968.

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