Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Toggle, 19th century
  • Ivory
  • Nome, Alaska, Arctic, United States
  • L: 2 7/8 in, W: 1 1/4 in, D: 3/8 in (L: 7.3 cm, W: 3.2 cm, D: 1.0 cm)
  • Gift Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Keezer in c/o Berthe K. Ladd, 1989
  • E77113


This is a small carved ivory whale toggle with two holes drilled into the bottom. The whale is stylized and flattened in shape. The eyes are formed with two small holes. The top surface of the carving is brown in color but the majority of the object is cream colored.