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Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler
Arrows of the Spirit: Northa American Indian Adornment, Prehistory to the Present, 1999- 2000. Mingei International, 2000, La Jolla, CA.
A rather unique walrus ivory carving of a seal. This object is cross cultural in that it combines the classical Nunivak Eskimo style rendering of a seal but utilizes the “on the back” form most commonly seen in Aleut carvings of an otter. It was most probably an inlay of a ceremonial square wooden container with the “plaque” being attached to the top. Note: The TGF collection number is located on the back panel lower center.