Carving of a Walrus Head

Pauta Saila, Inuit / Canadian, 1916 - 1992
Canadian Inuit


collected 1953-1962

Stone and ivory

Overall: 3 1/8 × 4 5/16 × 1 3/4 in. (8 × 11 × 4.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Sherman P. and Anne L. Haight Arctic Collection



Place Made: kingait, Dorset Island, Baffin Island, Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern


Not on view


Collected by Sherman Post Haight (1889-1980) and Anne Pardee Lyon Haight (1891-1977), New York, New York, about 1962; given to the Stefansson Collection, Dartmouth College Library, 1962; transferred to the present collection, 1968.

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