Arts of the Americas
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3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. (1.9 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
Hilda and Al Schein Collection
Whale lying down. Very small drilled holes for outside edge of mouth and blow hole, which are filled with black pigment. Larger holes for eyes are also filled with pigment. Condition excellent. Eskimo art tag says: 'Artist 8768.'
Inuit. Whale, 1950-1980. Ivory, pigment, 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. (1.9 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.43. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.79.43.jpg)
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