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Long, narrow and slightly curved with black line-drawings depicting people and mountains on the left and sailing vessels with birds and people on the right. The reverse has drawings of four caribou and fragments of collection labels.


With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992; purchased in 1993.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Independence Investment Associates, Inc.

Native American (Eskimo, Inupiaq), 1825–75

Object Place

Probably Bering Strait between Norton and Kotzeb, Arctic, Canada


62.23 x 1.9 x 1.27 cm (24 1/2 x 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walrus ivory and pigment




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