Object photography

Image © Dan Gair, 2008.
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Object description

  • Yup'ik artist
  • Drill socket, 19th century
  • Wood, stone
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • L: 4 7/8 in, W: 1 3/8 in, D: 1 1/4 in (L: 12.4 cm, W: 3.5 cm, D: 3.2 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13127


This drill socket is made with a piece of wood, carved in the shape of a seal with a triangular opening at one end, and both a vertical and horizontal notch at the other. An oval white stone with a round polished cavity in the middle is set in the bottom to hold down the top of the drill.