Ivory Cribbage Board: Paired Holes with a Human Head, Green Leaves and a Seal; Reverse: Scene of a Man with a Whip with Two Dogs and a Reindeer and a Hunter Aiming a Bow and Arrow at a Brown Bear and Two Seals

Western Arctic


collected 1905

Walrus ivory engraved with black, red and green pigment

Overall: 13 3/4 × 1 15/16 × 1 3/16 in. (35 × 5 × 3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill



Place Made: Shishmaref, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Game

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 12.11, NAS 30, Arctic Crossroads: Its Peoples, Cultures, and History, William Fitzhugh, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–July 22, 2022.


Clara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Shishmaref, Alaska, in 1905; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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