Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Toggle, 19th century
  • Ivory
  • Nome, Alaska, Arctic, United States
  • L: 2 in, W: 5/8 in, D: 5/8 in (L: 5.1 cm, W: 1.6 cm, D: 1.6 cm)
  • Gift Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Keezer in c/o Berthe K. Ladd, 1989
  • E77112


This is a small carved ivory toggle depicting a sea creature, possibly a seal, with one hole drilled through the bottom and another hole through the tip of the tail. The carving has two inlay eyes, possibly baleen, one of which is missing.