Wound plug with bear head

Wound plug with bear head
Wound plug with bear head
Date:
Late Old Bering Sea III, 750–1000
Location:
de Young
Gallery 01
Century:
Media:
Wood And Iron Pyrites
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 7 x 1 3/4 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Siberian Yupik
Provenance:

Original Purchase Date: 11 / 20 / 99 for $2,800
Purchased From: Earl Duncan
Gallery: Phoenix Galleries
Gallery Address: 2368 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA

Accession Number:
2007.21.103
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Carved wooden figural wound plug in the form of a polar bear. The eyes of the bear are inset with small pieces of pyrite. This plug is particularly stunning in its aesthetics. The wood has patinated to a dark brown.

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