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Arts of the Americas

  • Place Made: Alaska, United States
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (10.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Eskimo (Native American). Figure, 19th century. Ivory, 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (10.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 80.98.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 80.98.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Figure standing with arms pressed into sides. Face is carved with deep set eyes with holes for pupils, a flat nose, and a protruding mouth. Fingers are indicated by incised outlines on a flat surface. Back is carved from buttocks to shoulders as a concave triangle. Surface is smooth in some areas and pitted in others. Ivory reveals yellow aging overall with dark brown patches. Was mounted through a hole in one foot.
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