Inuit. <em>Two Whales on a Base</em>, 1950-1980. Ivory, soapstone, 1 x 2 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (2.5 x 5.7 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Hilda and Al Schein Collection, 2004.79.47. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.79.47.jpg)

Two Whales on a Base


Medium: Ivory, soapstone

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 1 x 2 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (2.5 x 5.7 x 6.7 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 2004.79.47

Image: CUR.2004.79.47.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Smooth stone base is dark brown with a speckled texture. Whales are ivory. Condition good. Glue poorly applied. Tag 1 has no information recorded. Green tag says: 'Co-op' '6282.' A third whale may be missing from the piece.

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