• Format/Object name:

    Figure of a polar bear with a fish

  • Date created:


  • Artists/Makers:

    Moses Pungowiyi (Moses Pungowiwi), Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik) [St. Lawrence Island]

  • Place:

    Saint Lawrence Island; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Walrus Ivory, paint

  • Techniques:

    Carved, polished, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Made while the artist was a student at the Chemawa Indian School (Salem, Oregon) and purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives there in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.

  • Dimensions:

    6.5 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm

  • Catalog number:



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