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Doll

inuŋuaq “play person, doll”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

Also called:
tuugaaq inuŋuaq “ivory doll”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

Also called:
figure

An ivory doll. We call these inuŋuaq [doll/play person].

—Oscar Koutchak, 2001

A girl’s doll, carved from walrus ivory. In Norton Sound, where walruses are scarce, some dolls were made from wood or bark.

Culture: Iñupiaq
Region: Norton Sound, Alaska
Village: Unalakleet
Object Category: Toys, games
Dimensions: Length 15cm
Accession Date: 1878
Source: E. W. Nelson (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E032927