Lot 47

20th Century Inuit Whale Vertebrae Carving

Estimate: $300 - $500

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An Inuit whale vertebrae bone carving of a face, set on a wooden plinth, 20th Century, Alaska or Canada, apparently unsigned. 9.5 x 21.5 x 3.5 inches, plinth .75 x 10 x 6.75 inches. Provenance: from the estate of Leon and Jane Arkus. Leon was the Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, from 1969 to 1980.

Condition

Face cracked, naturally occurring. Some natural age related discoloration. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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