OBS Anonymous, Collection of harpoon points, shafts, and tools, OBS
Not for sale.
A collection of Old Bering Sea tools, including harpoon points, socket pieces and ritual bowls, found together. These almost certainly were the tools of one hunter.
OBS Anonymous | Collection of harpoon points, shafts, and tools | OBS | Alaska on Madison
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Alaskan Antiquities Anonymous, Walrus, Old Bering Sea
Fossilized ivory, 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Not for sale. An Okvik walrus figurine.
Alaskan Antiquities Anonymous | Walrus | Old Bering Sea | Alaska on Madison
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OBS Anonymous, Tattooed torso, Okvik
Fossilized ivory, 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 in. (14 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm)
Not for sale.
An Okvik torso. We do not know the purpose for which Okvik dolls were made, but they were frequently destroyed, with the head struck from the torso.
OBS Anonymous | Tattooed torso | Okvik | Alaska on Madison
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OBS Anonymous, Hand and whale on chain, Ipiutaq
ivory, 4 x 12 x 12 in. (10.2 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm)
Not for sale. An Old Bering Sea whaling charm, with a hand and stylized whale joined by a link.
OBS Anonymous | Hand and whale on chain | Ipiutaq | Alaska on Madison
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OBS Anonymous, Large butterfly counterweight, Early Punuk
Fossilized walrus ivory, 6 x 1 7/8 in. (15.2 x 7.3 cm)
Not for sale. A stunning Punuk counterweight, with a honey-colored patina and classic Punuk incised designs.
OBS Anonymous | Large butterfly counterweight | Early Punuk | Alaska on Madison
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OBS Anonymous, Harpoon socket piece decorated with walruses, OBS II
Fossilized ivory, 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. (19.1 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm)
Not for sale. Old Bering Sea II socket piece, used to join two sections of harpoon shaft. This exceptional socket piece is decorated with designs in the form of a walrus in profile. Cf. Toggle in the form of a sculpin, Wardwell fig. 76.
OBS Anonymous | Harpoon socket piece decorated with walruses | OBS II | Alaska on Madison
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