Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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male doll
  • unknown Native Arctic maker
  • male doll, late 1800s–1975
  • fur, buckskin, wood, cloth, yarn, thread, ink, beading, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 12 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5899

Doll with a carved wooden head and the eyes and mouth are accented with ink. Light brown fur parka with black faceted beads at bottom of parka. Tab of fur on either side of chest and each shoulder held in place with red string. Red cloth mittens. Buckskin boots with tufts of grey yarn at knees. Tops of boots are beaded with white, orange and dark green beads.