NA-3805 AN ELEGANTLY CARVED ESKIMO WOOD LADLE DEPICTING A SEAL
18th Century or earlier.
Aleutian Island region, Alaska, Alutiiq (Chugach) Eskimo culture.
Height: 9 in. ( 22.9 cm.)
This extremely rare ladle was acquired from a private collection on Kodiak Island,
Alaska. Anthropos Gallery
acquired this object from a Private Boston, Massachusetts collection.
stunning, yet minimalist ladle exhibits flawless details of the features of a
seal, as well as an ultra-smooth and thinly carved curvature
of the lip surrounding the scoop. The luster of the patina exemplifies many generations of native usage.
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