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Kodiak Island, Alaska

ca. 1750-80

wood, marine mammal ivory

height: 19 ⅜""

Inventory # E4178


acquired by the Diker Collection, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


Collected by the eminent ethnographer and folklorist Marius Barbeau between 1946 and 1949
then by descent to Barbeau’s son-in-law, the artist Arthur Price
Private collection, Maine

Related Examples

National Museum of Finland, Cat. Nos. VK 104, and VK 105 (both donated in 1846), VK5471:26, VK 4811:21 and VK 4811:22 (both collected between 1840-45) – See: Varjola, Pirjo. The Etholen Collection: The Ethnographic Alaskan Collection of Adolf Etholen and his Contemporaries in the National Museum of Finland.  Helsinki: National Board of Antiquities, 1990, pgs. 306-307, pl. 529

Peter The Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology, Russian Academy of Sciences – See: Berezkin, Yuri E. The Alutiit/Sugpiat: A Catalog of the Collections of the Kunstkamera. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2012, pg. 77, plates 91 and 92, the first (pl. 91) collected by Voznesenskii on Kodiak Island 1842-43

Brown, Steven C. Transfigurations: North Pacific Coast Art, George Terasaki, Collector. Seattle: Marquand Books, 2006, pl. 44

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