Old Bering Sea II Culture
100 – 500 A.D.
Carved walrus tooth
Height: 2 ¾ in. (7.6 cm)
Collected on St Lawrence Island in the beginning of the 1990’s
Ex collection Jeffrey Myers, USA
Ex collection Perry J. Lewis, USA
Ex private collection, USA
Published & exhibited:
Espiritus del agua, Barcelona & Madrid, Spain, 1999-2000
Art of the Ancestors, Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado, 2004
The style is characteristic of the Old Bering Sea II culture, an archaic civilization of the Arctic which developed on St. Lawrence Island in the southern Bering Strait in Alaska during the first millennium B.C.
A veritable giant in miniature, this head has a timeless, universal quality to it.