ARCTIC ART

 
CARVING, ANIMAL
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.1/ 7580 A
Locale: AK, NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH, POINT HOPE, IPIUTAK
Material: IVORY
Acquisition Year: 1940 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: RAINEY, FROELICH, DR.
Keywords: CARVING

Exhibition Label: Human figure of ivory with hind flippers of a seal.

This object was also exhibited at:
• UPSIDE DOWN ARCTIC REALITIES (THE MENIL COLLECTION, HOUSTON, TX, April 2011 - July 2011)
• UPSIDE DOWN: LES ARTIQUES (MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY, PARIS, FRANCE, September 2008 - January 2009)
• ANCIENT ESKIMO IVORIES OF THE BERING STRAIT (AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, NEW YORK, NY, May 1986 - January 1988)
 
CARVING, ANIMAL
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.1/ 7665
Locale: AK, NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH, POINT HOPE, IPIUTAK
Acquisition Year: 1940 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: RAINEY, FROELICH, DR.
Keywords: FIGURINE, IVORY CARVING

Exhibition Label: Baby walrus of ivory.

This object was also exhibited at:
• UPSIDE DOWN ARCTIC REALITIES (THE MENIL COLLECTION, HOUSTON, TX, April 2011 - July 2011)
• GIFTS FROM THE ANCESTORS: ANCIENT IVORIES OF THE BERING STRAIT (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, PRINCETON, NJ, September 2009 - January 2010)
• UPSIDE DOWN: LES ARTIQUES (MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY, PARIS, FRANCE, September 2008 - January 2009)
• ANCIENT ESKIMO IVORIES OF THE BERING STRAIT (AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, NEW YORK, NY, May 1986 - January 1988)
 
CARVING, OPENWORK, TYPE 16, BIRD HEAD
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 4097
Locale: AK, NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH, POINT HOPE
Acquisition Year: 1945 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: RAINEY, FROELICH, DR.
Keywords: CARVING

Exhibition Label: Ivory figure with bird's head, a human head below it and flipperlike feet.

This object was also exhibited at:
• UPSIDE DOWN ARCTIC REALITIES (THE MENIL COLLECTION, HOUSTON, TX, April 2011 - July 2011)
• UPSIDE DOWN: LES ARTIQUES (MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY, PARIS, FRANCE, September 2008 - January 2009)
 
CARVING, POLAR BEAR
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.1/ 7619
Locale: AK, NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH, POINT HOPE, IPIUTAK
Acquisition Year: 1940 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: RAINEY, FROELICH, DR.
Keywords: FIGURINE, IVORY CARVING

Exhibition Label: Polar bear of ivory with skeleton design engraved on its body.

This object was also exhibited at:
• UPSIDE DOWN ARCTIC REALITIES (THE MENIL COLLECTION, HOUSTON, TX, April 2011 - July 2011)
• UPSIDE DOWN: LES ARTIQUES (MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY, PARIS, FRANCE, September 2008 - January 2009)
• ANCIENT ESKIMO IVORIES OF THE BERING STRAIT (AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, NEW YORK, NY, May 1986 - January 1988)
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5536
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: QUE, AKULIVIK
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE)
Dimensions: L:62 W:11.5 H:29 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Hunter attacked by polar bear, by Nowyapik. The artist carved several versions on the same subject. In the summer of 1980, Nowyapik was lost at sea in his canoe.
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5537 A-M
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: QUE, IVUJIVIK
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE), WOOD, BONE, SINEW, HIDE
Dimensions: L:35 W:15.5 H:18.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Hunter in skin boat, by Sima Luuku. In this lively seal-hunting scene the harpoon is an excellent miniature of a full-size one.
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5538 AB
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: QUE
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE), HIDE, ANTLER
Dimensions: L:31 W:17.5 H:19 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Fisherman, by Davidee Inqumiak. Protected by a low wall of snow blocks, a man patiently fishes through a hole in the ice. By leaving the background unpolished, the artist has brought out the dark and shiny figure of the fisherman.
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5539
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: QUE
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE)
Dimensions: L:38 W:18 H:26 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Seal and walrus, by Davidee Inqumiak. These large sea mammals are an important food source for most Eskimo.
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5540
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: QUE, INUKJUAK
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE)
Dimensions: L:22 W:10.5 H:22.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Auk, by Pennie Tukai. This large diving bird is common in the North Atlantic.
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5541
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: QUE, SUGLUK
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE)
Dimensions: L:41 W:16 H:12.5 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Sculpin, by Mark Ammatuak. A somewhat stylized carving of the spiny, large-headed and wide-mouthed arctic fish.
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5542
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: QUE, POVUNGNITUK
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE)
Dimensions: L:25 W:23 H:29 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Giant, by Ioshua (Sheeg) Sivuarapik. Three Inuit wrestling with a mythological giant. The sculptor, from a family of noted carvers, has exhibited his work in galleries in Canada and the United States.
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5543 AB
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: QUE, INUKJUAK?
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE), FUR, HIDE, SINEW, WOOD
Dimensions: L:41 W:17.5 H:19 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Man making sled, artist unknown. Except for the soapstone head, the artist used soft materials like fur, wood and grass.
 
SOAPSTONE SCULPTURE
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 60.2/ 5544 A-F
Culture: ESKIMO
Locale: NWT?, ARCTIC BAY, NORTH BAFFIN ISLAND
Country: CANADA
Material: STONE (SOAPSTONE), ANTLER, BONE?, PLASTIC?
Dimensions: L:45.5 W:14.5 H:10 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1989 [GIFT]
Donor: GOLDSMITH, HARRY ESTATE
Keywords: SCULPTURE

Exhibition Label: Fall camp sod house, by Aglak Ittiqaq. This model of the traditional house of sod and sealskin built for spring and fall use carved from a slatelike stone.
 
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