Figurine, between 17th and 18th century

  • Eskimo, Native American

Walrus ivory

  • Framed: Overall: 4 1/2 × 1 1/4 × 3/4 inches (11.4 × 3.2 × 1.9 cm) Including base: 5 1/8 × 1 7/8 × 1 7/8 inches (13 × 4.8 × 4.8 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Stroh

82.44

On View

  • Native American S130

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Eskimo
  • Grooving
  • Bas-relief
  • Carving
  • Incising
  • Ivory
  • Figure (representation)
  • Figurine
  • Alaska

Provenance

Saul Radbill; (Aaron Furman, Furman Gallery, New York, New York, USA); 1977, purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Stroh (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA); 1982-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Penney, David W. and George C. Longfish. Native American Art. Southport, CT, 1994, pp. 244-245.

Rights Status

Eskimo, Native American, Figurine, between 17th and 18th century, walrus ivory. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Stroh, 82.44.