• Format/Object name:


  • Date created:


  • Artists/Makers:

    Melvin Olanna, Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo), 1941-1991

  • Place:

    Sitka; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Carved, polished

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Acquired by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives between 1965 and 1968 when the artist was employed as an IACB arts and crafts assistant at Sitka, Alaska; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.

  • Dimensions:

    33.7 x 17 x 22.7 cm

  • Catalog number:



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