Description & Technical information

Point Hope, Western Alaska, Thule Culture
The face shows conventionalized Eskimo features notably a round face with flattened nose, frowning mouth, and squinted eyes. The artist ingeniously used a knot in the wood to represent the distended belly-button on the swollen abdomen.

Date:  1600-1800 A.D.
Period:  1600-1750, 1750-1850, 17th century, 18th century
Origin:  Western Alaska
Medium: Wood
Dimensions: 7.9 cm (3¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Tribal Art