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Frontal view of an elongated ivory head carved with delicate features | Donald Ellis Gallery
Angled view of a beautiful ancient Okvik ivory head carving with dark coloring | Donald Ellis Gallery

Head

Okvik
Bering Sea, Alaska

200 BC - 100 AD


 

marine mammal ivory

height: 3"

Inventory # E4047

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Provenance

Excavated by a native family on Punuk Island, adjacent to St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, in the summer of 2012.

Related Examples

Wardwell, Allen. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait. New York: Hudson Hills, 1986, pg. 46, pls. 22 and 24

The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas – See : La Rime et La Raison, Ministere de la Culture (France), Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris, 1984, pg. 214, Cat. No. 265

Deletaille, Emile. Schatten Uit De Nieuwe Wereld. Brussels: Musee Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, 1992, pgs. 98-99