The origin and age of this figure are not known; a groove around the head was probably for a parka.
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. 239.
Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia from Jonathan Holstein on the advice of Robert Sainsbury in 1980 out of funds provided by the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust.
Not on display
Title/Description: Standing figure
Object Type: Figure
Measurements: h. 76 x w. 18 x d. 15 mm
Accession Number: 718
Historic Period: 18th century or earlier
Credit Line: Purchased with support from the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust, 1980