Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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seal figure
  • Canadian Inuit peoples
  • seal figure, late 1800s–1961
  • Where object was made: Baffin Island, Canada
  • steatite, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 20.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6168

The black stone seal figure is on his belly. The head is raised and he is supporting himself on his front flippers. The rear flippers extend backward.