Inuit. <em>Amulet in the Form of a Head</em>, 1950-1980. Soapstone, 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. (6 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.66. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.79.66.jpg)

Amulet in the Form of a Head


Medium: Soapstone

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. (6 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm)


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

Accession Number: 2004.79.66

Image: CUR.2004.79.66.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Elongated slate-gray head with light gray incised lines delineating simple features. Eyes and mouth are ovoid in shape; nose is flat. The amulet is in excellent condition. Engraved on piece are letters in the Eskimo language and the numbers and 8. The same numbers appear on a paper Eskimo art tag.

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