Description & Technical information

E 288) An unusual stylized figure representing an ancestor. The body ends in an off-set point; perhaps the result of a functional or ritual usage(?). The large naturalistic head is well carved and set in a hierarchal pose. Thule culture, Bering Strait. Acquired from Michel Koenig, Bruxelles circa 1990.

Period:  Circa 1000-1800 AD
Origin:  Alaska
Medium: Mineralized walrus tusk (Odobenus rosmarus divergens).
Dimensions: 8.7 cm (3³/₈ inches)
Categories: Tribal Art