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Front view of a naturalistically carved ivory figure with a rich patina | Donald Ellis Gallery

Human Figure

Thule      
Western Alaska

1200 – 1700 AD


 

marine mammal ivory, iron pyrite inlay

height: 3"

Inventory # E4120-67

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Provenance

Paul Steinhacker, New York, NY
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Geneva, Switzerland
Christie’s, New York, October 20, 1994, lot 19
Bill and Carol Wolf, Hawthorne, NJ

Exhibited

Princeton University Art Museum, “Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait,” Oct 3, 2009 - Jan 10, 2010

Published

Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait, Fitzhugh et al., Princeton University Art Museum, Yale University Press, 2009, pg. 113, fig. 1, and pg. 306, cat. 132

Related Examples

Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts Norwich, cat. no. UEA 591 See: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Sainsbury, Robert J., Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection: Exhibition for the opening of the Centre, April 1978, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1978, p. 181, pl. 295.

Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec, cat. no. IX-F-7169 – See: Morrison, David A., The Diamond Jenness Collections from Bering Strait. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1991, pg. 169, pl. 43d.