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A prehistoric Punuk ivory carved in the image of a human head | Donald Ellis Gallery

Human Head

Punuk
Bering Sea, Alaska

ca. 500-1200 AD

marine mammal ivory

height: 2 ½"

Inventory # E4274

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Provenance

Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, ON

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED

Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Early Art and Artifacts of the Eskimo IV, 1980, cat. 113.

RELEATED EXAMPLES

University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Cat. No. 1-1931-961 – See: Wardwell, Allen. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1986, pgs. 68-69, pl. 65. And ibid, pg. 99, pl. 118 (head) and pg. 97, pls. 113 and 114 (full figures)

La Rime et la Raison. Paris : Ministere de la Culture, Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux,1984, pg. 215, cat. no. 277 and pg. 353, cat. no. 276 (The Menil Collection)

Ellis, Donald. Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen: Ivories From the Bering Strait. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015, pg. 29, pl. 16.