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Inuit polar bear in walrus tusk.   Chukotka.  Circa 1900.
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Period :
19th century
Medium :
Walrus tusk
Dimensions :
H. 1.57 inch
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Inuit polar bear in walrus tusk. Chukotka. Circa 1900.

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).

Circa 1900.

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

Kim J. Nazzi

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