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Catalog Number 2000.024.0121
Object Name Harness, Dog
Description This is a sleigh bell harness. The circular padded collar has two bells and black leather straps. This connects to another circular piece, which is made of leather and was probably secured around the animal's torso. The metal parts of the harness are very rusty. Two eyelet screws connect the leather straps of the harness to wooden piece, which was likely attached to a sled. There are metal clasps and long leather straps leading from the collar, one of which has fallen off because of a crack in the wood.
Material Wood/Leather/Metal
Dimensions W-9.5 L-9.5 inches
Place of Origin Valdez, AK
Collection Mary Whalen Collection
People Whalen, Mary Ellen
Whalen, Mary
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Land Transportation -- Accessory