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Frontal view of a delicately carved elegant ivory figure with a reddish patina | Donald Ellis Gallery
Rear view of a delicately carved elegant ivory figure with a reddish patina | Donald Ellis Gallery
Close-up angled view of a finely carved ivory figure with elegant minimal design | Donald Ellis Gallery

Transformational Figure

Okvik 
Bering Sea, Alaska

200 BC – 100 AD


 

marine mammal ivory

height: 3"

Inventory # E4107

Sold

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


Provenance

Reportedly excavated in the 1970s
Private Collection, Belgium
Donald Ellis Gallery, New York, NY

Related Examples

Leskov, A.M. and Muller-Beck, H. Arktische Waljager vor 3000 Jahren: Unbekannte Sibirische Kunst. Munich: v. Hase & Koehler Verlag, 1993, pg. 176, pl. 330