From: Alaska | Point Barrow

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Suk-I-Muk
Object Number 42498
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Eskimo
Provenience Alaska | Point Barrow
Culture Area Arctic Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Paint
Technique Painted
Iconography Winged Figure | Whale | Men | Umiak

Winged or whale-tail shaped with figures painted on the front: central figure of a mythological giant standing on the back of a huge whale, holding a small whale in each hand; surrounding the giant are images of whales diving, being harpooned and dragging floats while pursued by men in umiaks.

Length 56.9 cm
Width 14.4 cm
Depth 2 cm
Credit Line E. A. McIlhenny Expedition to Point Barrow, 1899
Other Number 1248 - Field No SF

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