Two Whales on a Base
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Bone, antler, pigment
1 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (4.1 x 13 x 9.5 cm) (show scale)
Hilda and Al Schein Collection
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Inuit. Two Whales on a Base, 1950-1980. Bone, antler, pigment, 1 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (4.1 x 13 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.55. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.79.55.jpg)
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Two whales carved out of bone on base made of antler. Incised eyes and blowholes filled with pigment. Surface of whales is rough. Condition good.
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