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A pair of Yupik or Inupiaq snow goggles carved with beautiful incisions | Donald Ellis Gallery

Snow Goggles

Yup'ik or Inupiaq
Western Alaska

late 19th century

marine mammal ivory

width: 4 ¾"

Inventory # E4363

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Fitzhugh, William, Hollowell, Julie, Crowell, Aron. Gifts From the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait. New Haven: Princeton Art Museum, 2009, pg. 167, fig. 6

Wardwell, Allen. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait. New York: Hudson Hills, 1986, pg. 106, pl. 136 (see Christie’s below) and pg. 106, pl. 137

Wardwell, Allen. Prehistoric Eskimo Ivories. Dalton: Studley Press, 1992, pls. 23 and 24

Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen (Ivories), Ellis, London, Black Dog Publishing, 2015, pg. 77, pl. 76


Christie’s, New York, January 12, 2006, lot 437 ($216,000 USD)