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Saggiak;Kinngait (Inuit (Canadian Arctic Native style))
Spirit
1959
Promised gift of Philip and Kathy Power
PG2018.1.78
A bas-relief carving made of bone and in the shape of a lotus petal, depicting Pehar, a guardian of the Tibetan Buddhist faith, in wrathful form. At the base of the "petal" are the tops of mountains, with the waves of the sea visible between them; in the rounded part of the "petal,"  a border of flames encircles a dynamic image of Pehar, his garments flowing in the wind as he rides on a snow lion. The background behind Pehar is incised with closely spaced wavy lines, again suggesting flames.
Dorje Legpa Votive Plaque
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.50
A bas-relief carving made of bone and in the shape of a lotus petal, depicting a wrathful guardian of the Tibetan Buddhist faith. At the base of the "petal" are the tops of mountains, with the waves of the sea visible between them; in the rounded part of the "petal,"  a border of flames encircles a dynamic image of the bodhisattva Vajrapani in his wrathful form. The background behind Vajrapani is incised with closely spaced wavy lines, again suggesting flames.
Guru Dragpo Votive Plaque, in the shape of a lotus petal
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.49
This carved bone sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary raising her right hand in a gesture of grief while her head is bent in mourning. A similar female figure, holding her hands clasped before her, appears in profile behind the Virgin, and another female figure stands to the left. Behind the mourning women the pointed helmets worn by two soldiers may be discerned.
Embriachi Workshop, Venice, Italy
The Mourning Virgin and holy women (fragment of a Crucifixion from a portable altarpiece)
1395 – 1405
Presented in memory of Rosalie Eisenberg
1976/2.102
A small white bone beater carved with concentric rings that fits into the left hand of the Shaman figure. 
Simon Uttaq;Inuit
Beater for Shaman
Gift of Sidney C. Kleinman
2019/2.145B
This carved bone sculpture depicts John the Evangelist in profile with his hands held before him, bowing his head in mourning. A male figure wearing a knee-length robe stands on the right and holds a club in his left hand. A second male figure appears behind the saint in a similar pose of grief.
Embriachi Workshop, Venice, Italy
The Mourning St. John the Evangelist with two male figures (fragment of a crucifixion from a portable altarpiece)
1395 – 1405
Presented in memory of Rosalie Eisenberg
1966/1.108

Peruvian
Lime Stick with Bird
1000 – 1200
Gift of Ms. Bettina Schwimmer
1981/2.63

Inuit
Toggle in the form of a Walrus
1885 – 1895
Museum Purchase
1983/1.153

Maori;Polynesian (Maori (culture or style))
Hei Tiki pendant
1885 – 1895
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1986/2.101
A whale bone carving of a hunter with his arm raised over his head. There are several other faces carved into the trunk and a hole in the hunter's hand where the spear is inserted. 
Edwin Weyiouanna;Inuit
Hunter
Gift of Sidney C. Kleinman
2019/2.142A

Inuit
Toggle
1875 – 1885
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
1984/1.256
A small pipe made out of metal and bone.  The bone portion has a triangle design etched on it.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Small Metal and Bone Pipe
20th century
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
2010/2.7
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