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Frontal view of a small human Thule ivory torso carved in a naturalistic style | Donald Ellis Gallery

Human Figure

Thule
Western Alaska

1200 – 1700 AD

marine mammal ivory

height: 4 ⅝"

Inventory # E4034

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Provenance

Emile Deletaille, Brussels, Belgium
Private collection, Paris, France

Published

Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen (Ivories), Ellis, London, Black Dog Publishing, 2015, pg. 33, pl. 21

Related Examples

Princeton University Art Museum, Cat. No. 1997-126 – See: Fitzhugh, William, Hollowell, Julie, Crowell, Aron. Gifts From the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait. New Haven: Princeton Art Museum, 2009, pg. 193, fig. 8

Wardwell, Allen. Prehistoric Eskimo Ivories. Dalton: Studley Press, 1992, pls. 25 and 26

The Menil Collection, New York (published digitally) Envie d’Ailleurs Magazine, December, 2013