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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

Bering Sea, Alaska

200 BC – 100 AD

marine mammal ivory

height: 5 ⅝"

Inventory # E3897



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


Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2012, pl. 17

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

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