Alaskan Stone Carving Of Hunter And Two Seals
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: Eskimo: Sculpture: Pre 1980: item # 496976
Please refer to our stock # BB.066 when inquiring.
HD ENTERPRISES, INC.
PO Box 22082
Denver, CO 80222
|This heavy, 9 ½” long black soapstone carving (BB66) depicts a powerful Eskimo hunter atop an ice flow below which lies two wounded seals. Reportedly from the Port Harrison area of Alaska, the highly polished piece is unsigned and in overall very good condition with a small chip on the rear corner of the carving just below the heel of the hunter’s right foot. Two ivory or bone implements (spear, knife, harpoon?) may not be in the location intended by the artist, and both of the pieces are damaged but are not glued in place and can be repositioned and added to if desired. Probably dating into the mid- to later 20th century, the carving is from the estate of the late Billy Branch, a local collector. The hunting scene comes with a small display card and a certificate guaranteeing authenticity. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced!|