Eskimo (Native American). <em>Drag Handle shaped like a bear's head</em>, 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)

Drag Handle shaped like a bear's head


Medium: Ivory, iron, hide

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 7 /8 x 13/16 in. or (8.3 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 86.224.168

Image: 86.224.168_view2_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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