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Lot 4141Y
An ancient Eskimo ivory torso
US$ 5,000 - 8,000
£3,000 - 4,800
withdrawn
Auction Details
Lot Details
An ancient Eskimo ivory torso
The chest incised with a series of chevrons and crossed lines, similar designs evident below the neck, a Y-form at the navel, the truncated relief-carved arms with diagonal banding, a fringed belt above the sex, a rich and variegated patina.
length 5 1/8in

Footnotes

  • The decorative designs across the chest and the Y-form element below, together with the execution of the arms suggest the figure is likely from the Punuk period (circa 500-1200 A.D.) See Wardwell, Allen, 1986, pp. 96-98, for a stylistic discussion and representative examples.

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