Three-legged stool, made from wood. The top is somewhat triangular is shape, with rounded corners, two outward-curving sides and one side with a deep inward curve. A triangular hole has been cut into the top, both to allow the stool to be carried and to reduce overall weight. The edges of the stool top and of the triangular hole have been beveled on the underside surface. The legs are inserted through holes drilled into the top piece, and taper from top to bottom.
FROM CARD: "SEAL-HUNTER'S STOOL. WOOD, HEART-SHAPED; TRIANGULAR HOLE CUT NEAR THE CENTER, WITH CHAMFERED EDGE ON LOWER SIDES; THREE SMALL WOODEN PEGS INSERTED AS LEGS. SIZE, 12 3/4 BY 8 INCHES; HEIGHT, 5 3/8 INCHES. ANDERSON RIVER, ARCTIC COAST. 3978. R. MACFARLANE. A ROUGHLY CONSTRUCTED BUT DURABLE UTENSIL, USED BY ESKIMOS TO STAND UPON WHILE WATCHING FOR SEALS IN WINTER. FROM CARD: "LOAN: CROSSROADS SEP 22 1988. ILLUS.: CROSSROADS OF CONTINENTS CATALOGUE FIG.,100, P. 90. LOAN RETURNED: JAN 21 1993.