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seal effigy

Old Bering Sea II
St. Lawrence Island, Alaska 

100 – 300 AD

marine mammal ivory
length: 3 9/16˝

Inventory # E4120-56

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Provenance

Reportedly collected at Kialegak, St. Lawrence Island, AK 

J. Gordon Douglas III, New York, NY

Sotheby’s, New York, NY; November 30, 1995, lot 238

Bill and Carol Wolf, NJ

Exhibited

“Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait,” Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK; July–September 1986

“Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait,” Lowie Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, CA; October 1986–January 1987

“Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait,” Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI; January–March 1987

“Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait,” American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; October 1987–
January 1988

Published

Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait, Wardwell, New York, NY, Hudson Hills Press, 1986; pg. 69 , pl. 68 & on cloth cover

Related Examples

Leskov, A.M. and Muller-Beck, H. Arktische Waljager vor 3000 Jahren: Unbekannte Sibirische Kunst. Munich: v. Hase & Koehler Verlag, 1993, pg. 176 & 177, pl. 330; pg. 193, pl. 350

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Punuk
Bering Sea, Alaska

500 – 1200 AD
E4120-75
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