This small head is also described as Okvik on stylistic grounds. Whether it was once part of a figure similar to object 879 is not clear, since the angled cut below the shoulder may be original, rather than later damage. The head has been crushed, resulting in a long vertical crack and loss of the left shoulder. The number A292 appear in black ink on a small label on the back.
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 1983 out of funds provided by the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust.
Measurements: h. 92 x w. 32 x d. 18 mm
Accession Number: 863
Historic Period: Old Bering Sea I (200 BC-AD 100)
Cultural Group: Okvik
Credit Line: Purchased with support from the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust, 1983