Scene with Polar Bear and Seal
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Ivory, bone, pigment
1 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (3.2 x 9.2 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Hilda and Al Schein Collection
Carved ivory bear and seal on a platform representing ice. Seal is exiting water, and bear, who is smaller in size than seal, stands on four legs and stares his way. Animal eyes are drilled and filled with black pigment. Condition good. Glue poorly applied.
Inuit. Scene with Polar Bear and Seal, 1950-1980. Ivory, bone, pigment, 1 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (3.2 x 9.2 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.39. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.79.39.jpg)
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