Curved bow for a Bow Drill, with Carved Seal Heads and Polar Bears

Iñupiaq or Yup'ik, Alaska, Western Arctic, Arctic

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collected 1905

Walrus ivory

Overall: 16 9/16 x 9/16 in. (42 x 1.4 cm)

Overall: 3/8 in. (1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill

46.17.9596

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Object Name

Tools and Equipment

Classification

Native American

Native American: Arctic-Western Arctic

Not on view

Inscription

Attached label: "Eskimo Bow-drill Alaska, 1905"

Provenance

Collected in Alaska by Clara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Alaska, 1905; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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