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Carving of a Person in a Kayak

20th century
Walrus Ivory, Pigment

1.5 x 1 x 6.375 in. (3.81 x 2.54 x 16.193 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.33.151
Other Number(s): Inuit_Ivory.151 (Temporary Number)
Geography: North and Central America, Canada or United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures
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.
  • kayaks - Specifically used for single-seat native arctic North American canoes with watertight skin covers over a light wooden framework propelled by a double-bladed paddle, and generally for small boats resembling these made commercially of a variety of materials and used in sports. For similar North American skin boats but larger and seating more than one person, use "umiaks."
  • 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.
  • pigment - Any relatively insoluble organic, inorganic, natural or artificial substance that imparts a color to another substance or mixture and always appears as the same specific color when viewed in white light. It is the constituent of paint or ink that provides the color. Distinguished from a dye, which is soluble in the vehicle, a pigment is insoluble in the vehicle, but instead is held in a suspension.
  • walrus ivory - Material comprising the dentin of walrus tusks.

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  • Object Dimensions: 1.5 x 1 x 6.375 in. (3.81 x 2.54 x 16.193 cm)

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