Drag Handle shaped like a bear's head
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Ivory, iron, hide
3 1/4 x 7 /8 x 13/16 in. or (8.3 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Eskimo (Native American). Drag Handle shaped like a bear's head, 19th century. Ivory, iron, hide, 3 1/4 x 7 /8 x 13/16 in. or (8.3 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.168. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.224.168_view2_bw.jpg)
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Drag handle of a looped leather cord which laces through the underside of a bear's head. Y-shaped, incised mouth; inlaid, circular nostrils, eyes inlaid with metal; lightly sculptured ears; two concentric incised lines around neck with three pairs of short perpindicular lines. The neck is notched on one side. CONDITION: Stained in stripe on bottom. Long crack on each side of proper right eye. Shorter cracks around proper left eye. Leather stiff and dry.
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