This figure is without provenances, byt the arm position and head suggest that it dates back to the Old Bering Sea times. The feet may have been cut off, although later figures from Greenland have this truncated leg form.
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. 227.
Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia from Jonathan Holstein, New York, on the advice of Robert Sainsbury in 1982 out of funds provided by the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust.
Not on display
Object Type: Figure
Measurements: h. 85 mm
Accession Number: 844
Historic Period: Old Bering Sea I (c. 200 BC-AD 500) (?)
Credit Line: Purchased with support from the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust, 1982