Unfinished Carved Ivory Implement Depicting a Walrus Head and a Seal

Iñupiaq, Nome, Alaska, Alaska, Western Arctic, Arctic

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early 20th century

Ivory

Overall: 1 5/16 x 7/8 x 7 15/16 in. (3.4 x 2.3 x 20.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Lt. Col. Joseph W. A. Whitehorne III

160.56.14628

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Carving

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Exhibition History

Montshire Museum of Science Exhibition

Provenance

Acquired from the son [85 years old at the time] of a trader for the Russian American Trading Company, Nome, Alaska, possibly about 1953; sold to Lt. Col. Joseph W. A. Whitehorne III (1917-1990), Dartmouth ROTC, Thetford Center, Vermont; given to present collection, 1960.

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