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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 88/1/23
Title: Carving
Description: Carving, Polar Bear, ivory. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit). Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, 1929-1934.
Classified name:
Current place name Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk > Mittimatalik
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Baffin Island > Pond Inlet
Current cultural affiliation Iglulingmiut
Former cultural affiliation Iglulik Eskimo
Getty AAT Carvings
Field collection:
Person duncan
Place Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island) > Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Date 1929
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Ivory of a Polar Bear swimming. Only front part of body represented. Carved with triangular ears, eyes blackened and straight muzzle.

Related record(s):
  • SPRI Picture Library lantern slides
  • SPRI Archives 069.41 Duncan, H.
  • SPRI Archives MS 1576 Harold Duncan Papers; MS 1576/1/1 personal diary, B.C.M.S. Mission, Pond Inlet. January 1930-31 December 1930; MS 1576/1/2 personal log, B.C.M.S. Mission, Pond Inlet. 16 August 1931 - 30 September 1932; MS 1576/1/3 personal diary and journal, B.C.M.S. Mission, Pond Inlet.1 October 1932 - 31 December 1932; MS 1576/1/4 personal diary and journal, B.C.M.S. Mission, Pond Inlet.1 January 1934 - 14 November 1934; MS 1576/2/1 diary letter to his parents, 1 October 1931; MS 1576/2/2 diary letter to his parents, 9 September 1932; MS 1576/2/3 diary letter to his parents, 12 August 1933; MS 1576/2/4 diary letter to his parents, 17 September 1933; MS 1576/3 diary letter, Pond's Inlet, 4 October 1934 - 12 September 1935.
  • Photocopied papers relating to Harold Duncan Oral History Project filed at 92 [Duncan, H.N.]
  • Photocopied photographs taken by Jack Turner, Harold Duncan and others filed at 92 [Duncan, H.N.]
  • SPRI Archives - 12 tape recordings (12 hours) of Harold Duncan by Wendy Arundale, April - May, 1989. Last tape includes comments on some of the objects.
  • Width: 12mm, height: 9mm, length: 54mm
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