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Frontal view of an ancient dark ivory carving representing a human figure | Donald Ellis Gallery
Angled view of an antique Okvik ivory carving that darkened over the centuries | Donald Ellis Gallery
Rear view of a darkened ivory figure featuring a fine linear design | Donald Ellis Gallery

Female Figure

Okvik
Bering Sea, Alaska

200 BC – 100 AD

marine mammal ivory

height: 5 ⅝"

Inventory # E3897

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Provenance

This figure was excavated between Savoonga and Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, in the summer of 2011

Related Examples

Detroit Institute of Arts, Cat. No. 81.713 - See: Wardwell, Allen. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait. New York: Hudson Hills, 1986, pg. 41, fig. 12

Ibid, pg. 52, fig. 37 (private collection)

The de Menil Collection, Houston, TX Cat. No. 260 – See: La Rime et la Raison. Ministere de la Culture, Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux: Paris, 1984, pg. 212, cat. 260