Lot: 23

Anthropomorphic figure, 19th century

Alaska, Seward Peninsula, Cape Nome, Inupiat

Provenance Size Hammer price
Josephine L. Reader, Nome, Alaska, USA
Jeffrey Myers, New York, USA
John Giltsoff, Girona, Spain
H: 13.6 inch sold

wood, base

This figure was found under big rocks on the slope of Cape Nome in 1968. It was found together with another sculpture, a half-figure pegged into his wooden kayak. Both objects might have belonged to a shaman.

Ray, Dorothy Jean, Eskimo Art, Seatlle, London 1977, p. 118, ill. 55; John Giltsoff, "Parcours des Mondes", Paris, 12 - 16 September 2007 (at the Galerie Charlotte Norberg) Exhibited:

Paris, France: "Parcours des Mondes", John Giltsoff, 12 - 16 September 2007