• Culture/People:

    Kuskwogmiut Yup'ik (Kuskokwim Eskimo)

  • Object name:

    Hafted adze for splitting wood

  • Native term:

    kepun

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    Kuskokwim River; Akiak; Calista Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, walrus ivory, hide

  • Techniques:

    Carved, wrapped, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1935.

  • Dimensions:

    60 x 70 x 10.5 cm

  • Catalog number:

    18/9004

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Yup’ik exhibit in the "Our Universes" gallery on the 4th floor

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