Looking Backward: Archaic Arctic Art and Artifacts

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July 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET

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LOT 7

Lot 7

Polar Bear Effigy, Old Bering Sea, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), Pre-1800

Polar Bear Effigy, Old Bering Sea, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), Pre-1800
Lot 7 Details
Polar Bear Effigy, Old Bering Sea, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), Pre-1800

composed of ivory, quadrupedal animal with pronounced stomach
.75 x 2.5 x 5 in — 1.3 x 6.4 x 12.7 cm

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $1,680
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Polar Bear Effigy, Old Bering Sea, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), Pre-1800
  • Polar Bear Effigy, Old Bering Sea, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), Pre-1800
  • Polar Bear Effigy, Old Bering Sea, Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), Pre-1800
Provenance:

Bill Johnstone collection, Carlisle, UK

Note:

Related Works:
Ellis, Donald, Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen, (London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd., 2015), 73, pl. 68.

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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