Eskimo Nephrite Adze
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Eskimo Nephrite Adze

Galerie Meyer-Oceanic Art

Period 19th century or earlier

Medium Wood

Dimension 33.5 x 20 cm (13¹/₄ x 7⁷/₈ inches)

An exceptional carver’s adze composed of a handle of caribou antler, a blade-socket of antler, a large  nephrite adze blade, the whole strapped together with leather and sinew binding. There are three wood inserts for extra strengthening. Alaska. Possibly from the collection of French explorer August Berard (1796-1852).

Period: 19th century or earlier

Medium: Wood

Dimension: 33.5 x 20 cm (13¹/₄ x 7⁷/₈ inches)

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Tribal Art dealer specializing in early Oceanic Art since 1980 and archaic Eskimo Art since 2010

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