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Eight Eskimo Nephrite Adze Blades

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
357
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Eight Eskimo Nephrite Adze Blades, Inupiat peoples, collected from St. Lawrence Island and the mainland around Norton Sound, Alaska, lg. 7, 6, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 4 3/4, 4, 2 3/4, and 2 1/4 in.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Adze, Alaska, Americas, Arctic, Eskimo, Indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, Iñupiat, Lithics, Nephrite, Norton Sound, Primitive technology, United States

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