Wound plug in the form of a seal
Original Purchase Date: 02 / 22 / 02
Purchased From: Jeffrey R. Myers
Gallery: Jeffrey R. Myers / Primitive and Fine Arts
Gallery Address: 12 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028, USA
Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler
Superb example of a figural wound plug. Carved in the form of a swimming seal, the eyes are inset with blue glass Russian trade beads. Caribou chest hair is impregnated in the seal's snout to simulate whiskers. A remnant of walrus hide cord remains in a hole pierced through the shoulder for attachment.