Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature seal
  • Native Arctic peoples
  • miniature seal, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • ivory, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 2.5 x 3.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 x 1 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5654

The very small stylized seal is carved from ivory. The seal has a teardrop shaped body, small front flippers and a head. It is on a rectangular ivory base with angled sides.