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HUMAN HEAD

Okvik,
Bering Sea, Alaska

200 BC - 100 AD

marine mammal ivory
height: 2 ½" 

Inventory # CE4278

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PROVENANCE:

The George Terasaki Collection, New York, NY, excavated 2008
Donald Ellis Gallery, New York, NY
Private collection, Toronto, ON

Published

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, Toronto, 2012, plate 15

Related Examples

Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait, Wardwell, Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1986, pg. 46, pls. 22 and 24, pg. 47, pl. 25 and pg. 51, pl. 35 (heads) and for a group of full figures pg. 37, pl. 2, pg. 38, pl. 3, pg. 40, pl. 9, pg. 41, pls. 12 and 13, pg. 42, pl. 15 and pg. 52, pl. 37

The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas – See: La Rime et La Raison, Ministere de la Culture (France), Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris, 1984, pg. 214, Cat. No. 265

Sotheby’s, NY, May 17, 2007, lot 73

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