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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Alaska Native; Yupik or Iñupiat
Title:Model of a fisherman in a kayak
Date Made:20th century
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Walrus ivory, mammoth ivory, and sinew
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska
Measurements:Overall: 2 3/8 x 10 7/16 x 2 1/2 in.; 6.0325 x 26.5113 x 6.35 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2000.266.7.INV
Credit Line:Gift of Rachel (Spinney) Simmet (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Model of a fisherman in a kayak mounted on bone. Twine links fisherman to a bone harpoon.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American; walrus; animals; boats; hunting; tusks

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+2000.266.7.INV

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