Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge



suuguat “figures”
Язык: Koniag Sugpiaq (Alaska Peninsula dialect)

These small ivory figures representing real and mythical animals were toys, or perhaps hunting charms. These include a bear with a seal’s hind flippers; a bear’s head with open mouth and copper-inlaid eyes and nostrils; a sea otter floating on its back; a seal; a beluga whale; and an insect-like creature with eight legs and a hooked bird beak.

Культура: Sugpiaq (Alutiiq)
Регион: Alaska Peninsula
Деревня: Ugashik
Категрия предмета: Ceremony
Размеры: Longest 6cm
Дата поступления: 1887
Источник: William J. Fisher (collector)
Музей: Национальный музей естественной истории
Идентификационный номер музея: E127799