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Kayak with Buoy, Two Figures, and a Seal

Arts of the Americas

On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
CULTURE Inuit
MEDIUM Stone, wood, rawhide bands, bone remnants
  • Place Made: Canada
  • DATES 1950-1980
    DIMENSIONS a (kayak): 1 1/2 x 2 x 14 in. (3.8 x 5.1 x 35.6 cm) b (buoy): 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 5/8 in. (3.2 x 3.5 x 1.6 cm) c (figure one): 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (6.4 x 3.2 x 4.4 cm) d (figure two): 2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (6.7 x 3.2 x 4.8 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.79.17a-g
    CREDIT LINE Hilda and Al Schein Collection
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Two-person stone kayak with pointed bow and stern; cutout paddle-holes to hold two wooden paddles (each paddle is broken); rawhide strips through kayak (2 at front, 1 at middle, and 1 at back); miscellaneous wood strips under back and front; wood peg in front to hold dead stone seal; wood peg at back to hold stone buoy with rawhide strip around neck; 'Figure 1' with arms and legs outstretched; and 'Figure 2' with arms clasped together and legs outstretched. Condition: good. Eskimo art label: artist name partially covered by label and "E-56." [Parts include: a(kayak)= 1 1/2 x 2 x 14 in.; b(buoy)= 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 5/8 in.; c(figure one)= 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.; d(figure two)= 2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.; e(seal)= 3/4 x 5/8 x 2 5/8 in.; f(paddle)= 6 x 3/8 x 1/32 in.; and g(paddle)= 6 x 3/8 x 1/32 in.]
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