Artist Inuit, Native American
Title
  • Toy Bird with Seal
Date between 1950 and 1955
Medium stone and red clay
Dimensions Overall (approx): 3 5/8 × 7 5/8 × 3 5/8 inches (9.2 × 19.4 × 9.2 cm)
Overall (base): 2 1/8 × 4 1/2 × 2 1/8 inches (5.4 × 11.4 × 5.4 cm)
Overall (lemming): 5/8 × 2 1/8 × 5/8 inches (1.6 × 5.4 × 1.6 cm)
Overall (bird): 1 1/2 × 3 1/8 × 1 1/2 inches (3.8 × 7.9 × 3.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Creaser and Miss Jessie Metcalf
Accession Number 59.193
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Marks Sticker on bottom: 1955 London $6.00
possibly (The Canadian Handicrafts Guild, branch in London, Ontario, Canada);
1955, purchased by Charles William Creaser [ca. 1898-1965] and Hulda Ward Creaser [died ca. 1970] (Detroit, Michigan, USA) or Jessie Metcalf (active Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1959-present, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Creaser and Jessie Metcalf to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Peck, William. "Eskimo Art." Bulletin of the DIA 41, no. 1 (1961): 12-13.