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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection




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Accession no.: Z: 265
Title: Carving
Description: Carving, ivory. Iglulingmiut (Iglulik Inuit) ? (see Notes)
Classified name:
Cultural affiliation Iglulik (Aggurmiut; Igloolik Eskimo; Iglulik Eskimo; Iglulik Inuit)
Geographic area Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk
Getty AAT Carvings
Field collection:
Place Canada > Nunavut > Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island) > Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)
Date 1929
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Ivory (walrus tusk) curves and tapers towards a rounded point. Flat surface on each side and concave underside. Side view of polar bear and seal carved in relief on one side at flat end. Downturned head of polar bear meets upstretched head of seal. Side view of seal is carved in relief 125 mm from rounded end. Five syllabics are carved in relief between figures: inverted L; inverted U; L; side U; hook. Three walrus are carved in relief on opposite surface at flat end. Ears and eyes of polar bear are carved on rounded end.

  • Width: 40mm, height: 70mm, length: 392mm
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