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Carving

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Object Title:
Kayak
Object Number:
2012-25-32
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Inuit
Provenience:
Canada
Culture Area:
Arctic (Culture Area)
Maker:
Eli Merkuratsuk
Date Made:
circa 1980
Early Date:
1979
Late Date:
1981
Section:
American
Materials:
Soapstone
Ivory
Sinew
Iconography:
Kayak
Description:
Soapstone and ivory carving called "Kayak" by Eli Merkuratsuk (signed). Soapstone kayak (a) with animal on rear flanked by 2 ivory pieces attached with thread/sinew. Central depression for soapstone Rower/Hunter (b) who sits/pivots on ivory pin. Rower/Hunter hold ivory spear. Two ivory oar posts in front of depression holds ivory oar (c).
Height:
9cm
Length:
30.4cm
Width:
13.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of John P. Doelman III

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