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Greenlander (active ) Primary

Hunter with Spear

Carved whale tooth

4 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. (10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 3.81 cm)
Gift of Frederica de Laguna, Class of 1927, Professor of Anthropology

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2006.4.16
Geography: North and Central America, Greenland, Upernavik
Merging traditional culture and modern commerce, the sculpture of the hunter represents important traditional means of livelihood, and environment for native Arctic peoples, while their creation and collection in the 1970s was influenced by the growing interest in Arctic artifacts. These artifacts stem from a long tradition of making highly faithful models which were used as toys to teach necessary skills and customary lifeways to children.

Frederica de Laguna, founder of the Bryn Mawr anthropology department and a noted Arctic anthropologist, donated these and over 400 other artifacts to the College’s ethnographic and anthropological teaching collection.

This figure was featured in the 2010-2011 'Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College' exhibition.

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