Inuit Art Online Auction

February 28, 2013

LOT 28

Lot 28

Franz Boas (1858-1942)

Franz Boas (1858-1942)
Lot 28 Details
Franz Boas (1858-1942), Germany


hide, ivory, fur, sinew, wood
3.25" x 7.25" x 26.75" — 8.3 x 18.4 x 67.9 cm.

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $660
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Franz Boas (1858-1942)
  • Franz Boas (1858-1942)
  • Franz Boas (1858-1942)

The German-born American anthropologist, Franz Boas, was a specialist in North American Native cultures and languages in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Boas made a number of significant contributions in anthropology and ethnography, including the formulation of problems and methods in the human growth, linguistics, mythology, and art of the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast.


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LOT 28

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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