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Whale Effigy
Whale Effigy
Date:
Punuk Period, 500–1000
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Ivory
Dimensions:
7/8 x 3 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Inuit, Punuk Period
Accession Number:
2007.21.79
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Bowhead whale effigy rendered in ivory. Sensitively carved shape with accurately engraved mouth, fins, blowhole and eyes. The patina is a very deep brown. A hole is drilled through the tail area to accommodate a cord for hanging from a belt or worn around the neck.

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