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Carved Snowy Owl

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This sitting owl figure has carved a beak & inlaid baleen eyes. Its body has an incised decorative pattern (triangular stamp pattern) & wing details. There is some pitting at the top of the head & at the base. According to its appraiser's list, it is probably of Siberian Yupik Eskimo origin. It was purchased in Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

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Details

  • Title: Carved Snowy Owl
  • Location: St. Lawrence Island / Gambell, Bering Sea, Alaska, United States, North America
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 7.7cm W: 10cm H: 4cm
  • Type: Figure
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Bone; Baleen
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E428022
  • Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Date Collected: 1969
  • Accession Date: 1995-07-20

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