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Object #1989-1/20
Object nameBilliken
Culture of OriginInupiaq?
Exhibit LabelThis smiling, fat-bellied Billiken is the classic type carved in northern Alaska. During World War II, the airmen stationed near Nome carried these in their pockets as good luck charms.
DimensionsH: 1.8 in, W: .8 in
SourceMr. Leo Kreielsheimer
CreditGift of Mr. & Mrs. Leo T. Kreielsheimer in memory of Mrs. Max Kreielsheimer

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