Polar Bear

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Culture/People
Bering Strait Inupiaq [King Island]
Artist/Maker
Peter John Seeganna (Peter J. Seeganna), Bering Strait Inupiaq [King Island], 1938-1974
IACB source
Indian Arts and Crafts Board Office, Sitka, Alaska (IACB Office, Sitka, Alaska)
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB Source
Indian Arts and Crafts Board Demonstration Workshop (Sitka, Alaska) (IACB Demonstration Workshop)
Title
Polar Bear
Object Name
Polar bear figure
Media/Materials
Alder
Techniques
Carved
Dimensions
18.7 x 7.5 x 12 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Sitka; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)
Archipelago
Alexander Archipelago
Island Name
Baranof Island
Date created
1966
Collection History
Formerly in the collection held by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board Office in Sitka, Alaska, which included many pieces produced and acquired during IACB demonstration-workshops held in Sitka between 1962 and 1968; transferred to the IACB Headquarters collection in Washington, DC, in 1969; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/6970
Barcode
256970.000
See related items
Bering Strait Inupiaq [King Island]
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, Animals
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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