Inuit. <em>Whale</em>, 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)

Whale

Artist:Inuit

Medium: Ivory, pigment

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Dates:1950-1980

Dimensions: 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. (1.9 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm)

Collections:

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

Accession Number: 2004.79.43

Image: CUR.2004.79.43.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.'

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