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Object description

  • George A. Ahgupuk (Iñupiaq, 1911-2001)
  • Drawing, before 1952
  • Ink, pen, reindeer hide
  • Shishmaref, Alaska, United States
  • frame H: 41 5/8 in, frame W: 41 7/8 in, frame D: 1 1/4 in, image H: 35 in, image W: 35 in (frame H: 105.7 cm, frame W: 106.4 cm, frame D: 3.2 cm, image H: 88.9 cm, image W: 88.9 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1960
  • E29539
  • Drawn on animal hide, originally due to artist's shortage of paper
  • Depicts scenes of Alaskan Native village life

The center panel depicts a map of Alaska surrounded by 14 scenes of Native Alaskan village life, including seal hunting, a reindeer drive, landscapes, and seascapes.