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Lot 2455
19th century AD or earlier. A whale bone carving of a male face with large prominent nose and deeply drilled nostrils; almond-shaped eyes with drilled pupils, low brow-ridge above eyes; shallow philtrum below nose; wide mouth with fleshy lips twisted to the left; to the reverse, a drilled suspension hole and inked inscription 'Eskimo / Point Hope / Alaska / 1862'. 459 grams, 12.5cm (5"). Property of a Sussex, UK collector; acquired UK 1990s; collected from Eskimo Point Hope, Alaska, 1862.


Fine condition.

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North American Inuit Bone Face Mask

Estimate £200 - £300Feb 23, 2018