Object photography

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Object description

  • Native Alaskan artist
  • Carving, 19th century
  • Ivory, paint
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • L: 1 5/8 in, dia.: 5/8 in (L: 4.1 cm, dia.: 1.6 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13123


This ivory bodkin handle is carved in the form of two forearms with hands joined together. It is pierced at the base and decorated with incised circles, bulls eyes, dots and lines painted black.