Figure

Description
A human figurine, characteristically carved without feet or arms. A length of braided sinew is tied around its neck. Such dolls served as children’s toys and perhaps as amulets. Made before 1871.
Accession Loan No.
E800
Collection Class
Toys dolls and games
Common Name
figure
Simple Name
figure
Full Name
figure
Dimensions
whole height 66 mm; whole width 24 mm; whole depth 15 mm
Cultural Group
Inuit / Inupiat / Yu’pik
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
America
Family Group

Material
ivory; sinew
Function Name
toy? religion?
Function Detail
such dolls served as children’s toys and perhaps as amulets
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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