University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameSuk-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
Credit Line:E. A. McIlhenny Expedition to Point Barrow, 1899
Other Number:1248 - Field No SF

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Spirit-Keepers of the North: Eskimos of Western Alaska (14 Oct 1983 - 04 Aug 1984) View Objects in Exhibition
Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 157, fig. 153View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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