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Side view of an early ivory harpoon head with a slate blade and fine linear design | Donald Ellis Gallery

Harpoon head

Old Bering Sea III
St. Lawrence Island, Alaska

300 – 500 AD


 

marine mammal ivory, slate

height: 4 ⅜""

Inventory # E4120-72

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Provenance

Sotheby’s New York, NY, May 24, 1994, lot 242
Bill and Carol Wolf, NJ

RELATED EXAMPLES

Fitzhugh, William, Hollowell, Julie, Crowell, Aron. Gifts From the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait. New Haven: Princeton Art Museum, 2009, pg. 300, pls. 33 & 48