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aqlitek “pair of earrings”
Language: Central Yup'ik

Tangerlallruunga miklua. Cakneq tangsugnarqut. (I would see them when I was small. They are so good to look at.)

—Neva Rivers, 2002

A woman’s ivory earrings (in the shape of halibut) are connected by a necklace of glass beads that hang below the chin.

Culture: Yup’ik
Region: Southwest Alaska
Object Category: Ornaments, jewelry
Accession Date: 1927
Source: Dr. Dale Thomas & Henry B. Collins (donors)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E340331