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Fine pre-historic ivory harpoon blade case decorated with abstract design | Donald Ellis Gallery

Harpoon blade case

Old Bering Sea II
St. Lawrence Island, Alaska

100 – 300 AD

marine mammal ivory 

height: 5"

Inventory # E4120-78



Collected at the old village site at Gambell, AK, ca. 1993
Bill and Carol Wolf, NJ


“Gifts from the Ancestors,” Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ; October 3, 2009 – January 10, 2010


Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Art Museum, 2009; pg. 80, fig. 6; pg. 302, cat. no. 67

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Leskov, A.M. and Muller-Beck, H. Arktische Waljager vor 3000 Jahren: Unbekannte Sibirische Kunst. Munich: v. Hase & Koehler Verlag, 1993, pgs. 146 & 147, pl. 225; pg. 162, pl. 297 (upper left); pg. 199, pl. 362