Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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polar bear figure
  • Canadian Inuit peoples
  • polar bear figure, late 1800s–1956
  • Where object was made: Baffin Island, Canada
  • steatite, ivory, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 5.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6169

The polar bear is standing on all four feet. The left legs stand ahead of the right legs. It is black with white teeth.

The rectangular wooden base that has holes for each foot is not original.