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Angled view of finely carved Okvik female ivory figure with dark patina | Donald Ellis Gallery

female figure

Okvik
Bering Sea, Alaska

200 bc – 100 AD

marine mammal ivory

height: 3 ⅞"

Inventory # E4120-79

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Provenance

Jeffrey Myers, New York, NY
Bill and Carol Wolf, Hawthorne, NJ

Published

Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen (Ivories) Ellis, London, Black Dog Publishing, 2015, pg. 13, pl. 3

Related Examples

University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, cat. no. 77-53-77 – See: Wardwell, Allen. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1986, pg. 39, pl. 8.

University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, cat. no. 1-1931-1970 – See: Ray, Dorothy Jean. Artists of the Tundra and the Sea. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1961, fig. 10.

The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, no. 273, – See: La Rime et la Raison. Ministere de la Culture, Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux: Paris, 1984, pg. 352, for another example of a figure with carved out legs