This small figure with a pointed head is probably from Kodiak Island or the neighbouring Alaskan mainland. There is a groove down the spine and shallow engraving on the face, chest, and kneecaps.
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. 249.
Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia from George Terasaki, New York, on the advice of Robert Sainsbury in 1986 from the income of the Sainsbury Purchasing Fund.
Not on display
Object Type: Figure
Materials: Walrus/whale ivory
Measurements: h. 95 mm
Accession Number: 931
Historic Period: 19th century or earlier
Credit Line: Purchased with support from Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, 1986