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Janus-faced Doll

Yup'ik
Southwest Alaska

late 19th century

wood
height: 5 ¾" 

Inventory # E4276

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This doll is of a rare form having an additional “janus face” carved on the reverse.

PROVENANCE

E. Daniel Albrecht Collection

RELATED EXAMPLES

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Nos. 337878 and 37365 – See: Fitzhugh, William and Kaplan, Susan. Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, pg. 157 pl. 191

United States National Museum, Washington DC, Cat No. 390,554 – See: Ray, Dorothy Jean. Eskimo Art: Tradition and Innovation in North Alaska. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1977, pg. 189, pl. 170

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