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NA-3805 AN ELEGANTLY CARVED ESKIMO WOOD LADLE DEPICTING A SEAL

Circa 18th Century or earlier.
Aleutian Island region, Alaska, Alutiiq (Chugach) Eskimo culture.
Carved wood.
Height: 9 in. ( 22.9 cm.)

Provenance: 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.

Price: $12,500.

This 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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