Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0010

Category: Effigy

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Hardwood and walrus ivory

Description: Net float in the form of a seal, with ivory rattles. The seal was considered an exceptional "catcher". Utilizing it on fishing nets was thought to assist in bringing fish to the net

Dimensions: Length 5.25 inches; Width 2.25 inches


Larry Frank


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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