This miniature sculpture is a figure worn as a pendant suspended through the hole between the legs (see Taylor et al., 1971: figs. 39, 59-60 for further examples). The figure is slender and angular, with a pointed hood.
Steven Hooper, 1997
Entry taken from Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Vol. 2: Pacific, African and Native North American Art, edited by Steven Hooper (Yale University Press, 1997) p. 258.
Formerly belonging to Captain K.A. Webster.
Gift from K. J. Hewett to Robert and Lisa Sainsbury in 1959.
Donated to the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia in 1973 as part of the original gift.
Not on display
Title/Description: Figurine pendant
Born: 1800 - 1900
Object Type: Ornament
Materials: Walrus ivory
Measurements: h. 41 x w. 13 x d. 10 mm
Accession Number: 116
Historic Period: 19th century or earlier
Production Place: North America, Northern Canada, The Americas
Credit Line: Donated by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, 1973