Native Alaskan. <em>Figure</em>, 19th century. Ivory, 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (10.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 80.98.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 80.98.1.jpg)


Artist:Native Alaskan

Medium: Ivory

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (10.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm)


Accession Number: 80.98.1

Image: 80.98.1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Figure standing with arms pressed into sides. Face is carved with deep set eyes with holes for pupils, a flat nose, and a protruding mouth. Fingers are indicated by incised outlines on a flat surface. Back is carved from buttocks to shoulders as a concave triangle. Surface is smooth in some areas and pitted in others. Ivory reveals yellow aging overall with dark brown patches. Was mounted through a hole in one foot.

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