• Culture/People:

    Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)

  • Object name:

    Harpoon rest depicting two polar bears

  • Date created:

    circa 1880

  • Place:

    Little Diomede Island; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Ivory, hide

  • Techniques:


  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1919.

  • Dimensions:

    25 x 16 x 3,5 cm

  • Catalog number:


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