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Lightly colored Punuk human head ivory carving featuring indigenous tattoos | Donald Ellis Gallery

Human head

Punuk
Bering Sea, Alaska

500 – 1200 AD

marine mammal ivory

height: 2"

Inventory # E4120-9

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PROVENANCE 

Excavated at the Kialegak site on St. Lawrence Island, AK, in the late summer of 2004
Richmond Toolie, Savoonga, AK
Bill and Carol Wolf, NJ

Related Examples

La Rime et la Raison. Paris : Ministere de la Culture, Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux,1984, pg. 353, nos. 275–277

Wardwell, Allen. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait. New York: Hudson Hills, 1986, pg. 99, pl. 118