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carved harpoon foreshaft with two running foxes carved in relief

Inupiaq people1880-1920

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

9/8/09: identified as being made of wood and not ivory as previously noted in title. removed from title and added to medium and support. 7/10/2015 - Christian Feest, Mellon curator of Native American art states it IS ivory (specifically walrus). Medium and support changed to reflect

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  • Title: carved harpoon foreshaft with two running foxes carved in relief
  • Creator: Inupiaq people
  • Date Created: 1880-1920
  • Rights: No Known Rights Holder
  • Medium / Support: walrus ivory
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 9 x 1-3/4 x 7/8 in.
  • Department: Native Arts of the Americas
  • Credit Line: Gift of Wallace Seligman and Robert King
  • Accession Number: 54.176

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