Line of Eleven Men Carrying Pipes (recto); Going Nutting, from "Dotty Dimple Out West," published by Lee & Shepard (verso)

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Line of Eleven Men Carrying Pipes (recto); Going Nutting, from "Dotty Dimple Out West," published by Lee & Shepard (verso)

 

 

Name:
Unknown (Artist)
Title:
Line of Eleven Men Carrying Pipes (recto); Going Nutting, from "Dotty Dimple Out West," published by Lee & Shepard (verso)
Abstract:
This drawing gives a clear indication of the importance of the Atigi (parka) in communicating Inupiaq identity. In this drawing, eleven men move together in a line, holding their bodies in the same position and stepping forward with their left feet. While their body positions are uniform, suggesting that this is a formal procession, each figure is individualized by the depiction of their stature, facial features and, most particularly, the details of their clothing.
Format:
drawings
Genre:
Figures (representations)
Place of Origin:
Alaska, United States
Date:
1890s
Physical Description:
1 drawing ; 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (15.9 x 23.9 cm)
Note (Medium/support):
Pencil, red and black ink and wash on paper (recto)
Note (Ownership):
The Bush Collection of Religion and Culture
Note:
This drawing is part of a set made by the Inupiat people to document their ritual traditions. They likely were commissioned by missionaries, and the drawings were made on the backs of prints derived from children's books and educational manuals.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12003660
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-tke2-dy73