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Northwest Coast Carved Whale Tooth Amulet

Auction:
2862B
Lot:
246
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2862B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 07, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Northwest Coast Carved Whale Tooth Amulet, c. 19th century, the female figure wearing a traditional hat and giving birth, two stylized whales at the lower sides and back, incised detail, ht. 4 1/2 in.

Provenance: A private New England collection.
Estimate $10,000-15,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Apex predators, Balaenidae, Baleen whales, Cetaceans, Megafauna, Whale

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