Object photography

Image © Dan Gair, 2008.
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Object description

  • Yup'ik artist
  • Toggle, 19th century
  • Ivory, ink
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • H: 1 1/8 in, dia.: 1 1/4 in (H: 2.9 cm, dia.: 3.2 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13111


This toggle is an ivory disk with a loop on the back. The front of the toggle is a carved bird's head. The head is encircled by a ring of alternating ivory and black incised, etched rectangular designs.