• Culture/People:

    Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo)

  • Object name:

    Salt and pepper shakers in the form of polar bears

  • Date created:

    circa 1935

  • Place:

    Nome; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Walrus Ivory, hematite

  • Techniques:

    Carved, drilled, incised, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by Arthur Billings Hunt (1890-1971, concert singer); purchased by MAI in 1957.

  • Dimensions:

    4 cm high

  • Catalog number:

    22/6321

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