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Small Carved Animal Figurine Drag Handle

19th century - 20th century
Walrus Ivory

Object
1.313 x 0.875 x 3.25 in. (3.334 x 2.223 x 8.255 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.136
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.136 (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.
  • 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.
  • handles - Those portions of, or attachments to, objects that are designed to be grasped by the hand.
  • 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.

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  • Object Dimensions: 1.313 x 0.875 x 3.25 in. (3.334 x 2.223 x 8.255 cm)

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/201193 |title=Small Carved Animal Figurine Drag Handle |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=2/6/2023 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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