Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait

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The appearance during the first millennium A.D. of small, exquisitely carved artifacts of walrus ivory in the Bering Strait region marks the beginning of an extraordinary florescence in the art and culture of North America. The discovery in the 1930s and 1940s of world-class carvings of animals, mythical beasts, shape-shifting creatures, masks, and human figurines astounded scholars and excited collectors. Nevertheless, the extraordinary objects that belong to this fascinating, sometimes frightening, world of hunting ...

Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait 2009, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780300122060

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