• Native American Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2502

    Native American Art

    18 January 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    INUIT MODEL KAYAK

    NORTON SOUND TYPE

    Price Realised  

    INUIT MODEL KAYAK
    Norton Sound type
    Finely crafted with a single piece seal skin wrapped over a wood frame, the top edges sewn together at the front and back with a woven grass mat floor. Accessories lashed to the kayak with leather thong include four harpoons with barbed ivory tips tied on with sinew, a paddle and two snowshoes made of wood and sinew.
    36½ x 6 x 4½ in. (92.7 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm.)


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.