Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Toggle, 19th century
  • Ivory, metal
  • Nome, Alaska, Arctic, United States
  • L: 1 7/8 in, W: 5/8 in, D: 1/2 in (L: 4.8 cm, W: 1.6 cm, D: 1.3 cm)
  • Gift Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Keezer in c/o Berthe K. Ladd, 1989
  • E77119

DESCRIPTION

This is a small carved seal toggle with two holes drilled in the bottom and one at the end of its tail. The end of the tail is broken off and missing. The mouth and eyes are formed with small metal tacks. The object is carved with minimal features without any side flippers. The ivory is a light brown color.