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PP-3779- AN EXQUISITELY CARVED ESKIMO POWDER HORN DEPICTING THE
HEAD OF A SEAL

YUP’IK, ALASKA

Circa 19th Century

Length: Approximately 5.5 inches (14 cm.)

Provenance: Acquired by Anthropos Gallery from a distinguished New York Native American Art Collection.


Price: $3,950

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This powder horn, or gunpowder measurer has a finely detailed carving at the tip opening of the horn (which is probably the tip of a musk ox horn)
depicting the face of a seal. There is an old wood plug on the base opening of the horn secured by four small and very old nails.