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Wound plug with bear head
Wound plug with bear head
Date:
19th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 04
Century:
Media:
Wood And Iron Pyrites
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 7 x 1 3/4 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Siberian Yupik
Accession Number:
2007.21.103
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Carved wooden figural wound plug in the form of a polar bear. The eyes of the bear are inset with small pieces of pyrite. This plug is particularly stunning in its aesthetics. The wood has patinated to a dark brown.