Model of an Ice Scoop
Arts of the Americas
Whale bone, wood, hide, sinew, wire
4 x 1/2 x 1 in. (10.2 x 1.3 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Frank K. Fairchild
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Native Alaskan. Model of an Ice Scoop, 1900-1930. Whale bone, wood, hide, sinew, wire, 4 x 1/2 x 1 in. (10.2 x 1.3 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frank K. Fairchild, 36.83. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 36.83_36.87_36.89_36.91_36.92_acetate_bw.jpg)
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This miniature scoop has a net made from hide sinew laced across the hoop. It is a model of the ice scoops used around seal holes.
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