Looking Backward: Archaic Arctic Art and Artifacts

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July 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET

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LOT 59

Lot 59

Seven Implements, Inupiat, Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission)

Seven Implements, Inupiat, Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission)
Lot 59 Details
Seven Implements, Inupiat, Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission)

comprised of five whalebone handles, one wedge, and one ivory socket, individually inscribed with collector's inventory numbers
largest 9 x 1.25 x .5 in — 22.9 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm

Estimate $100-$200

Realised: $72
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Seven Implements, Inupiat, Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission)
  • Seven Implements, Inupiat, Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission)

Various sources including Bertha Olanna, Sitaisaq (Brevig Mission); Native Hospital Gift Shop, Anchorage, AK;
Acquired by the consignor from the above


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.


Wear and losses commensurate with age. Overall good condition.

Please contact the specialist for further condition information.

LOT 59

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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