An Inuk Holding a Beluga Whale Tail and a Knife

Twamie Okaitok, Inuit / Canadian, 1900 - 1963, Canadian Inuit, Eastern Arctic, Arctic

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1950s

Soapstone, possibly darkened with soap

Overall: 5 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 9/16 in. (14.5 × 7.5 × 4 cm)

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

168.94.24437

Geography/Culture

North America, Canada

Period

20th century

Object Name

Sculpture

Classification

Native American

Sculpture

Native American: Arctic-Central and Eastern

Not on view

Inscription

Incised, E9-1452; sticker: 27k6976l (?); collector's sticker: S27 removed

Exhibition History

Tradition and Transformation: Twentieth Century Inuit Art from the Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Gene Y. Kin Class of 1985 Gallery, Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 22, 2014-December 6, 2015.

Provenance

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.

Old Number

Haight S-27

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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