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Zoomorphic Figure

Okvik
Bering Sea, Alaska

ca. 100-200 AD

marine mammal ivory

width: 6 ¼"
depth: 2 ½"

Inventory # E1741

Sold

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


PROVENANCE

Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 1994, lot 239
Jack Bryant, New York, NY

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 1998, pg. 8
Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, David Penney et al., New York, NY, Skira Rizzoli, 2015, pg. 64

RELATED EXAMPLES

Denver Art Museum, No. 1949.859 - See: Ancient Ivories of the Bering Strait, Wardwell, Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1986, pl. 76

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, No. 371978 - See: ibid, pl. 105

Arktische Waljager vor 3000 Jahren, Hase & Koehler, Munich, 1993, pls. 333, 334 and 335

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