• Culture/People:

    Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]

  • Object name:

    Bullroarer (wolf scarer)

  • Date created:

    circa 1975

  • Place:

    Barrow (Ukpeagvik, Ooglaamie); Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Baleen, seal gut/intestines

  • Techniques:

    Carved, incised, braided

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by Florence C. Krummel (1911-2003, retired high school teacher) and Bernhard U. Krummel (1911-1990), probably between 1973 and 1980 when they lived in the Anchorage, Alaska, area; donated to NMAI by their daughter Maradel Krummel Gale in 2003.

  • Dimensions:

    98.7 x 3.9 x 0.2 cm

  • Catalog number:


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