Looking Backward: Archaic Arctic Art and Artifacts

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LOT 58

Lot 58

Two Snow Knives and Seven Other Implements, Yupik, Inupiat, Savoonga, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), and Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission), Pre-1900

Two Snow Knives and Seven Other Implements, Yupik, Inupiat, Savoonga, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), and Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission), Pre-1900
Lot 58 Details
Two Snow Knives and Seven Other Implements, Yupik, Inupiat, Savoonga, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), and Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission), Pre-1900

comprised of whalebone, individually inscribed with collector's inventory numbers
largest 9.5 x 1.75 x .75 in — 24.1 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm

Estimate $100-$200

Realised: $216
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Two Snow Knives and Seven Other Implements, Yupik, Inupiat, Savoonga, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), and Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission), Pre-1900
  • Two Snow Knives and Seven Other Implements, Yupik, Inupiat, Savoonga, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), and Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission), Pre-1900
Provenance:

Various sources including Alene Kakarak, and Tocktoo, Brevig Mission, AK; Johnny Waghugi, Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, AK; Native Hospital Gift Shop, Anchorage, AK;
Acquired by the consignor from the above

Note:

Many countries prohibit or restrict importation or exportation of property containing ivory, whale bone, sealskin, and/or products derived from other endangered or protected species, and require special licenses or permits in order to import or export such property. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that the item is properly and lawfully exported / imported. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists for further details.

CONDITION DETAILS

Wear and losses commensurate with age. Overall good condition.

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