Ulu with a Carved Ivory Handle depicitng a Bear, Walrus and Two Seals

Tuthrak (Sophie) Nashalook, (Iñupiaq) / American, about 1880/81-unknown
Western Arctic


early 20th century

Ivory and steel

Overall: 5 1/8 × 8 1/4 × 13/16 in. (13 × 21 × 2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Sally Browning



Place Made: Unalakleet, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Processing

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Course History

ENVS 15, Environmental Issues: Earth's Cold Region, Spring 2019

Arctic Health Conference Viewing, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

Arts Education Services, Peter Smith Studio, Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, October 28, 1988.

Survival/Art/History: American Indian Collections from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, November 18, 2000-April 7, 2002.

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.


Acquired by Sally Browning in Unalakeet, Alaska, in 1937 [wife of Dr. Levi Browning (1904-1968), Commissioner of Public Health, 1963-1967]; given to present collection, 1968.

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