Samwillie Amidlak (1902-1984). <em>Janus-faced Amulet Head</em>, 1950-1980. Black stone, 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 3/4 in. (7 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.19. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.79.19_view01_PS11-1.jpg)

Janus-faced Amulet Head

Artist:Samwillie AmidlakInuit

Medium: Black stone

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 3/4 in. (7 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm)


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

Accession Number: 2004.79.19

Image: 2004.79.19_view01_PS11-1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Amulet with Janus Heads having common hood and similar faces with straight hair across forehead, modeled noses and eyes, and slits for mouths. Condition good. Bottom has engraved Eskimo letters and '1546.' Eskimo art tag says: 'Port Harrison, Quebec; 'artist: Samwillie E9-1546' and '1620'. Artist is male.

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