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Seal

Carved seal lying on its side at rest in getle arc form with head slightly raised. Eyes carefully carved, muzzle shows a whisker pattern, three flesh lines encircle the neck and two around the tail flippers. Surface shows minor scratching.

Marks

On bottom: JOSIE E.9.1660

Provenance

Gift of Margret Craver Withers (b. 1907) in 1990.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Native American (Inukjuak or Povungnituk), before 1980

Object Place

Inukjuak or Povungnituk (eastcoast of HudsonBay), Quebec, Canada

Accession Number

1990.238

Medium or Technique

Black steatite (soapstone)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture