narwhal depicted resting on its tail, pointing upward at an angle; irregular ovoid base with curving lines forming small ripples/waves; tan body and base of sponge-like bone; white ivory twisted horn

Narwhal, 20th century

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For thousands of years, Inuit people in Alaska and Canada have been carving smooth, sometimes haunting and whimsical sculptures out of bone, walrus ivory, wood, and stone. Inspired by the world around them, artists depict the people, animals and things they encounter in their daily lives and rituals.

Details
Title
Narwhal
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.8.7
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narwhal depicted resting on its tail, pointing upward at an angle; irregular ovoid base with curving lines forming small ripples/waves; tan body and base of sponge-like bone; white ivory twisted horn