Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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caribou figure
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • caribou figure, late 1800s–1947
  • Where object was made: Little Diomede Island, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • ivory, india ink, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 1.5 x 7.4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 9/16 x 2 7/8 in
  • Gift of Donald E. Sheriff
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0593
Label Text

This is a miniature figure of a caribou. He is white and has two large antlers with black tips. His hooves are black and his eyes, nose, and lips are black.