- Museum number
Round, coiled basket made of dark-grey baleen and bird quills, with base of walrus ivory. One decorative strip of white baleen slightly below the upper edge. With lid of dark-grey baleen and bird quills, with carved finial of walrus ivory in form of a walrus head with tusks. The walrus's eyes, nostrils and whiskers incised and painted with black ink (?).
- Production date
Diameter: 10.50 centimetres
Height: 10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- An almost identical basket, which differs only in the length of the stiches in the central white band, appears in Dorothy Jean Ray's "Eskimo Art: Tradition and Innovation in North Alaska", 1977 (fig.223, p.210). That basket is also attributed to weaver Martin Sakvan Peter from Barrow, Alaska.
- On display (G26/dc19)
- Exhibition history
1987 15 Jul-1995 15 Jul, Museum of Mankind, Introduction to the Collections
1999-2020 25 Jun-12 Mar, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "Working with Ivory and Stone"
2020-2021 October-Feb, London, BM, Arctic: culture and climate
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number