AN ELEGANTLY CARVED ESKIMO WOOD LADLE DEPICTING A SEAL(479 views)
Description: 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.
Condition Report: Excellent
Notes: Aleutian Island region, Alaska, Alutiiq (Chugach) Eskimo culture.
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.
Dimensions: Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm.); Width: 3 in. (7.6 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Unknown Alutiiq artist
Date: 18th Century or earlier.