- Museum number
Club carved of bone (walrus skull), wood (pine), baleen. Head of the club is made of bone (walrus skull) and carved in the form of a polar bear head, attached to wood with baleen strips.
Height: 91 centimetres
Width: 7 centimetres
Depth: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Kotzebue elders visit: classic polar bear form. Exceptionally beautiful sculpture. Label says "Seal club" but possibly used for hunting molting duck.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984 13 Dec-1986 Jun, Museum of Mankind, Inuit / Eskimo: People of the North American Arctic, Case: "Social Life"
2020-2021 October-Feb, London, BM, Arctic: culture and climate
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1872C1.8271 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Am1872C0610.80