Scrimshaw Carving


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Artifact Identification Scrimshaw Carving   (1977.01.0272)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Art
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Soviet Era 1922-1991, 1971
Culture Chukchi

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 43.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 6.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.7 cm
Weight 794 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Pigment--Dye, Animal--Tooth--Ivory, Animal--Mammal--Marine--Walrus
Manufacturing Processes Incising, Painting
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

Compare to 2001.100.2197, 1990 Chukchi in the New Bedford Whaling Museum Collection and 2001.100.2198, 1982 Chukchi


Mitlyanskaya, Tamara, et al. “Native Carvers and Outsider Artists: Patterns of Interaction in Siberian Eskimo/Chukchi Ivory Carving.” Arctic Anthropology, vol. 33, no. 1, 1996, pp. 67–88. JSTOR, Accessed 26 Aug. 2020. Uelen hunters and artists by Mikhail M. Brohnshtein. Online publication: Jan. 20, 2009 URI An article of the journal Études/Inuit/Studies Volume 31, Issue 1–2, 2007, p. 83–101 Tchoukotka

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Avery Brundage Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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