Drill bow handle

Native American (Eskimo, Inupiaq)
1825–75


Object Place: Probably Bering Strait between Norton and Kotzeb, Arctic, Canada

Dimensions

62.23 x 1.9 x 1.27 cm (24 1/2 x 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.3

Medium or Technique

Walrus ivory and pigment

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Long, narrow and slightly curved with black line-drawings depicting people and mountains on the left and sailing vessels with birds and people on the right. The reverse has drawings of four caribou and fragments of collection labels.

Provenance

With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992; purchased in 1993.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Independence Investment Associates, Inc.