Female doll

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Culture/People
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Artist/Maker
Ethel Washington (Napatuktoo/Agnauglugaq/Agnakluwak), Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1889-1967
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Alaska Native Arts and Crafts Association, Inc. (Alaska Native Arts and Crafts Clearing House/Alaska Native Arts and Crafts Cooperative/ANAC Association, Inc.), 1937-
Object Name
Female doll
Media/Materials
Squirrel skin/fur (Ground squirrel), cowhide (calf), ermine skin/fur, sealskin/fur, wood, birchbark, ribbon, ink
Techniques
Carved, sewn, painted
Dimensions
29.3 x 11 x 4 cm
Object Type
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place
Kotzebue; NANA Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created
1957
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from Alaska Native Arts and Crafts (Juneau, Alaska) in 1958; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/8743
Barcode
258743.000
See related items
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Arctic & Subarctic
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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