This figure is stylistically related, though weathered. It has a groove around the face, suggesting it was originally clothed as dolls with a parka hood tied round the head.
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. 238.
According to the vendor, George Everett Shaw, it was collected on the Seward Peninsula in 1979.
Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia from George Shaw, Aspen, Colarado, on the advice of Robert Sainsbury in 1980 out of income from the Sainsbury Purchasing Fund.
Title/Description: Standing figure
Object Type: Figure
Materials: Walrus ivory
Measurements: h. 121 x w. 25 x d. 15 mm
Accession Number: 724
Historic Period: 18th century or earlier
Credit Line: Purchased with support from Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, 1980