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Bear Effigy
Bear Effigy
Date:
Old Bering Sea II to Old Bering Sea III, 100–500
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Ivory - Walrus Tusk
Dimensions:
1 x 3 1/2 x 3/4 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Inuit, OBS II/ OBS III
Accession Number:
2007.21.96
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

An exquisitely rendered ivory carving of a bear in Old Bering Sea ll (OBS ll) style. The bear's belly appears to be full, perhaps an omen of good hunting. The tail of the bear forms a loop for attachment or for suspension as a hunting charm.

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Seal
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Needle Case
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Button
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Petroglyph
Petroglyph (ca. 100–1500)