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Ivory comb decorated with a very fine linear and dotted design | Donald Ellis Gallery

Comb

Punuk
Bering Sea, Alaska

500 – 1200 AD

marine mammal ivory

height: 7 ½"

Inventory # E4120-75

Sold

acquired by the Diker Collection, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


Provenance

Will Channing, Santa Fe, NM
Bill and Carol Wolf, Hawthorne, NJ

Exhibited

Princeton University Art Museum, “Gifts From the Ancestors”, October 3, 2009 to January 10, 2010

Published

World of Tribal Arts Magazine, Winter 1997, "Arctic Abstractions" Steinhacker, pg. 90 fig.6
Gifts From the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait, Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, 2009, pg. 153, fig. 18 and pg. 308, cat. no. 156

RELATED EXAMPLES   

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, cat. no. 1997-234 – See: Fitzhugh, et al., Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait, Princeton University Art Museum, Yale University Press, 2009, pg. 153, pl. 20.

Hurst, Norman. Arctic Ivory: Two Thousand Years of Alaskan Eskimo Art and Artifacts. Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1998, page 36, no. 81.