Throwing board. Kodiak Eskimos. USA , Alaska state, Kodiak. North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island. 19th century.

Throwing board
Collection MAE RAS: № 2868-9
Image ID: 4070373
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Museum inventory number:
№ 2868-9
Title:
Throwing board
Ethnicity:
Kodiak Eskimos
Place:
USA , Alaska state, Kodiak
Geography:
North America, The North-West of the continent, Alaska, Kodiak Island
Date:
19th century
Collector:
unknown
Materials:
wood, paint, ivory
Dimensions:
length 49.5 cm, width 6.1 cm, thickness 2.4 cm
Commentation:
The majority of throwing boards from Kodiak in the Museum collection with the exception of No. 2867—32 and 2888—30, -75 have carved stylized otters laying on their backs on top the water. The bas-relief figures of otters are depicted with their heads and front paws. More realistic otter figures are carved on throwing boards No. 2868—10, -115, and –116.
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