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Whaling Outfit

Carving

Object Number:NA4789
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Provenience: Alaska
Sledge Island
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Pyrite
Iconography:Whale
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Arctic: Seward Peninsula/Siberia; William Blair Van Valin, 1919

Description

Carved whale on a board. A mica / gold (?) chip in one eye and two large pieces and one small piece of mica (?) on the bottom. Stone is pyrite/fool's gold. (7/1986)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

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