An Inuit polar bear in walrus tusk from the region around the village of Uelen of the Chukotka peninsula on the Bering Sea (Soviet Union).
Dimensions: L 7,2cm ; H 4,5cm
Provenance : acquired from a Belgian art dealer during the BRUNEAF CULTURES fair in June 2019 ; previously in a private collection in Saint Petersburg
References: similar carvings can be found in the "State Museum of Oriental Arts" (department Siberian & Far North Art) in Moscow
Price : on request
3 500 €