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ULU

Okvik
St. Lawrence Island, Alaska

300 BC - 100 AD

marine mammal ivory, slate
length: 5 ¼"

Inventory # CE4279

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Provenance

Excavated at Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, in the summer of 2000 
Private collection, Belgium

Exhibited

Regards de Marchand, La Passion des Arts Premieres, Paris, Monnaie de Paris, September 9 to October 18, 2009

Published

Regards de Marchands, La Passion des Arts Premiers, Primedia sprl, 2009, pg 41.
Arts & Culture, Somogy Editions d'Art in Association with Musees Barbier-Mueller, 2007, pg. 41.

Related Examples

Princeton University Art Museum, No. 1998-486 - See: Fitzhugh, William, Hollowell, Julie, Crowell, Aron. Gifts From the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait. New Haven: Princeton Art Museum, 2009, pg. 149, fig 11

Wardwell, Allen. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait. New York: Hudson Hills, 1986, pl. 20 for an ulu featuring a human head, now in the Princeton University Art Museum, No. (1977-115)

Ibid, plates 29, 44, 50 and 57 for a group of animal form ulus

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