• Culture/People:

    Bering Strait Inupiaq

  • Object name:

    Seal-headed net float

  • Date created:

    circa 1880

  • Place:

    Cape Prince of Wales; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, hide, animal hair, glass bead/beads, ivory

  • Techniques:

    Carved, inlaid

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Frank M. Covert (1858-ca. 1930, a New York dealer); sold to George Heye in 1908.

  • Dimensions:

    32.8 x 13.5 x 5.5 cm

  • Catalog number:

    1/8288

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See it in the "Animals" component of the "Window on Collections" exhibit on the 4th floor

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