Fragment with Head, ca. 300 BCE

  • Okvik, Native American

Carved and engraved walrus ivory

  • Overall: 3 × 1 5/8 × 1 inches (7.6 × 4.1 × 2.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Arthur H. Nixon Fund

1984.13

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Eskimo
  • Carving
  • Engraving (incising)
  • Ivory
  • Fragment
  • Saint lawrence island
  • Head (animal or human component)

1983, excavated by Eskimos at Kukulik site (Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA)

1983, purchased by (Ron Nasser, HRN Primitives, New York, New York, USA)

1984-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Okvik, Native American, Fragment with Head, ca. 300 BCE, carved and engraved walrus ivory. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Arthur H. Nixon Fund, 1984.13.