Inuit Ivory Drumming Shaman Carving american indian: carving: other, carvings, eskimo, ronald apangalook, shaman, walrus ivory
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Inuit ivory drumming shaman carving

Item Number: AE0470_KS


Walrus ivory figure of a drumming shaman wearing a seal skin head cover on a fossilized ivory base featuring an animated standing male figure leaning towards his left side. The right arm is raised above his head holding a separate ivory beating stick. The left forearm extends across the body holding a separate ivory drum (frame). The seal skin head cover has inlayed baleen eyes and black painted nose, mouth, whisker pits, a pair of dots on the forehead and nails. A rectangular slab of discolored fossilized ivory used for the base. Carved by a famous artist Ronald Apangalook or Qaygehutkaq ("Put on Top") and hallmark inscribed "QAY" at the bottom near the edge. Yupik Eskimo

PERIOD: Est 1980s

ORIGIN: Eskimo, Alaska

SIZE: 17.5cm H; 12.3cm Figure; Excluding beating stick


PRICE $ 1,500

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