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Dance scene with figures in model kashim ceremonial house
Dance scene with figures in model kashim ceremonial house
Date:
1890–1900
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Baleen, Sea Mammal Intestine, Sealskin, Seal Fur, Feathers, And Pigment
Dimensions:
18.4 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm (7 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.) Figures; 20.3 x 43.8 x 30.5 cm (8 x 17 1/4 x 12 in.) Box
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo, Yup'ik
Accession Number:
2007.21.145a-l
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

A men's house / kashim model of wood and baleen construction with eleven carved wood male figures depicted as eight dancers and three drummers. This dance scene was assembled, I believe, from three different groupings as evidenced by the different carving styles on the figures. The three drummers were done by one artist while the eight dancers were rendered by another and the house model by still another. The scale of the house model is not in proportion to the human figures.

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