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An Important Eskimo Ivory Human Head, Old Bering Sea I/Okvik, ca. 200 B.C. - 100 A.D.
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An Important Eskimo Ivory Human Head, Old Bering Sea I/Okvik, ca. 200 B.C. - 100 A.D., Of classic stylized form, with finely carved pointed chin, diminutive grooved mouth, broad facial panel with high cheekbones carved in subtle relief, attenuated aquiline nose merging to a deeply incised linear mark on the tapering forehead, close-set eyes beneath slightly arched brows, an asymmetrical pattern of linear elements on the reverse; rich deep brown patina overall, a lighter area on the mouth.\nHeight 2 3/4 in. 7 cm
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exhibited

New York, American Federation of the Arts, Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait, July 1986-January 1988

dimensions

Height 2 3/4 in. 7 cm

literature

American Federation of the Arts, 1986, Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait, p. 45, no. 21, color illustration: "The pointed chin, overganging brows, and long, thin nose are characteristic of Okvik sculpture."

provenance

Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon Douglas III

Loudmer Paris, December 5, 1992, lot 135


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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