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Wilson Oozeva
Inuit Primary

Small Carved Otter Figurine

Second half 20th century
Walrus Ivory

3.813 x 0.938 x 1.313 in. (9.684 x 2.381 x 3.334 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.157
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.157 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, United States, Alaska, St. Lawrence Island, North of Bering Sea
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures
Culture/Nationality: Yupik, Arctic, North American, Native 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.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • figurines - Three-dimensional works that represent humans, animals, or mythical beasts at less than half life-size. While the term may be used interchangeably with "statuette" in certain situations, it differs in that a statuette is always free-standing while a figurine may be part of a larger work, such as a decorative detail on a candelabra or mirror.
  • 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.
  • walrus ivory - Material comprising the dentin of walrus tusks.
  • Yup'ik - Refers to the culture of the Yup'ik, a Western Eskimo group of Siberian Asia and of Saint Lawrence Island and the Diomede Islands in the Bering Sea and Strait. The Yup'ik are culturally related to the Chukchi.

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  • Object Dimensions: 3.813 x 0.938 x 1.313 in. (9.684 x 2.381 x 3.334 cm)

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