Yupik Bone Doll


Collection

Ann Cabot Collection


Identifier

AC22


Artist

Unknown


Description

Hand carved from walrus bone, this bone doll was made by a Yupik artist from Alaska. The face of the doll has been carved with its with mouth, eyes, eyebrows and the nose etched in black. The bottom of the doll has pant legs and shoes attached, possibly made out of caribou fur and leather. The doll has a detachable parka that is possibly made out of caribou and / or beaver fur. The doll is signed “Iyatunguk’s” on its back.


Medium

raw animal materials

Inscription

Iyatunguk’s

Width

4in

Height

7in

Length

1.5in

Where Made (Region)

Alaska

Where Made (Country)

United States

Related place

United States

How Acquired

Donation

When Acquired

Nov 2019

Name of Donor

Austin Friends of Folk Art