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Scene with Three Abstract Birds

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Ivory, stone, pigment, wood
  • Place Made: Nunavut, Canada
  • DATES 1950–1980
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (4.4 x 9.8 x 4.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.79.57
    CREDIT LINE Hilda and Al Schein Collection
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Three abstract ivory birds attached to a base with wooden pegs. Birds' black circular eyes are painted on the surface. Light gray stone base is a natural form. Condition very good. Taped ticket to bottom says: '01038' 'Naujat Co.' 'GVK-0.' Eskimo tag says: 'Naujat' 'Repulse Bay' 'Artist: 7453.' Inuit word for Repulse Bay is now Naujaat.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Inuit. Scene with Three Abstract Birds, 1950–1980. Ivory, stone, pigment, wood, 1 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (4.4 x 9.8 x 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.57. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.79.57.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2004.79.57.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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