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Tool with Incised Seal Design

20th century
Likely Walrus Ivory

5.563 x 0.563 x 0.188 in. (14.129 x 1.429 x 0.476 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.153
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.153 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Canada or United States
Culture/Nationality: Arctic, North American

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  • Arctic - In the context of art and culture, the culture of the indigenous peoples of the northern polar region of the earth, including the Arctic Ocean and the northernmost parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. The term may also refer to the animals, plants, climate, geology, geography, and oceanography of the area.
  • incising - The process and technique of producing, forming, or tracing a pattern, text, or other usually linear motif by cutting, carving, or engraving.
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • seals - General term for any of 32 species of web-footed aquatic mammals that live chiefly in cold seas and whose body shape, round at the middle and tapered at the ends, is adapted to swift and graceful swimming. There are two types of animals often called by this term: the earless, or true, seals (family Phocidae); and the eared seals (family Otariidae), which comprise the sea lions and fur seals.

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  • Object Dimensions: 5.563 x 0.563 x 0.188 in. (14.129 x 1.429 x 0.476 cm)

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