New York, Park Avenue
5 December 1996
A FINE OLD BERING ESKIMO WALRUS IVORY PAIL HANDLE
Circa 300-500 A.D.
Of rectangular slightly curved form open at the ends for attachments, the top incised with curvilinear and converging lines with raised bosses and nucleated ovals forming stylized faces at each end
10in. (25.4cm.) long
On long term loan to the Detroit Institute of Arts from 1984 to 1995
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This elegant and unusually large handle epitomizes the fully developed Old Bering Sea expression.
The watch that flew to the moon with NASA’s astronauts — a rare commemorative version of which is offered online, 24 April to 8 May
This monumental, square-format work is a major highlight of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 20 June in London