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Kayak with Buoy, Two Figures, and a Seal

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE Inuit
MEDIUM Stone, wood, rawhide bands, bone remnants
  • Place Made: Canada
  • DATES 1950-1980
    DIMENSIONS a (kayak) =: 1 1/2 x 2 x 14 in. (3.8 x 5.1 x 35.6 cm) b (buoy) = : 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 5/8 in. (3.2 x 3.5 x 1.6 cm) c (figure one) = : 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (6.4 x 3.2 x 4.4 cm) d (figure two) = : 2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (6.7 x 3.2 x 4.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.79.17a-g
    CREDIT LINE Hilda and Al Schein Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Inuit. Kayak with Buoy, Two Figures, and a Seal, 1950-1980. Stone, wood, rawhide bands, bone remnants, a (kayak) =: 1 1/2 x 2 x 14 in. (3.8 x 5.1 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.17a-g. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.79.17a-g.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2004.79.17a-g.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Two-person stone kayak with pointed bow and stern; cutout paddle- holes to hold two wooden paddles (each paddle broken); rawhide strips through kayak (2 at front, 1 at middle, and 1 at back); miscellaneous wood strips under back and front; wood peg in front to hold dead stone seal; wood peg at back to hold stone buoy with rawhide strip around neck; 'Figure 1' with arms and legs outstretched; and 'Figure 2' with arms clasped together and legs outstretched. Condition generally good. Eskimo art label: artist name partially covered by label and 'E-56'. [Parts include: a(kayak)= 1 1/2 x 2 x 14 in. b(buoy)= 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 5/8 in. c(figure one)= 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. d(figure two)= 2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. e(seal)= 3/4 x 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. f(paddle)= 6 x 3/8 x 1/32 in. g(paddle)= 6 x 3/8 x 1/32 in.]
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    Inuit. <em>Kayak with Buoy, Two Figures, and a Seal</em>, 1950-1980. Stone, wood, rawhide bands, bone remnants, a (kayak) =: 1 1/2 x 2 x 14 in. (3.8 x 5.1 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.17a-g. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.79.17a-g.jpg)

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