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Janus-faced Amulet Head, March 1974

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE Inuit
MEDIUM Tan stone
DATES 1950-1980
DIMENSIONS 2 x 1/2 x 3/4 in. (5.1 x 1.3 x 1.9 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.79.28
CREDIT LINE Hilda and Al Schein Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Janus-faced Amulet head carved in tan stone with rawhide strip through holes at top. One face is female; the other is male. Female face has line forming a peak at forehead, modeled nose and eyes, and slits for eyebrows and mouth. Male face has straight line across forehead, modeled nose and eyes, and slit for eyebrows and mouth. Condition is excellent. Eskimo art tag has name of artist, 'Therese Ukaleannuk' and name of place made, 'Igloolik. The box from the Brooklyn Museum, where it was purchased, was included with the object.
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