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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: N: 1504a
Title: Doll
Description: Doll, man. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). Iglulik, Nunavut, Canada, 1939.
Classified name:
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Iglulik
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Igloolik
Getty AAT Dolls
Field collection:
Place Canada > Nunavut > Iglulik
Date 1939
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Man. Oval-shaped wooden head (turned to the left) is carved with triangular nose and round cheeks. Circular black pupils at centre of circular white eyes (beads?). Upper and lower set of 4 rectangular white teeth are inserted into open mouth. Upper and lower lip and curved eyebrows are blackened. Upstanding wooden arms are bent at the elbow in front of body. U-shaped depression on each hand. Doll is wearing a seal skin parka with attached hood with the brown fur to the exterior. Strip of white fur is attached around the hood opening and bottom edge. Knee-length trousers are made from seal skin with the white fur to the exterior. Knee-high boots are made from dark brown dehaired seal skin in two piece construction: one piece for the sole, another piece for the upper and leg section seamed vertically down centre front. Structural sewing is with sinew?

Related record(s):
  • 1504 b doll, woman
  • Width: 67mm, length: 190mm