Lot 9    

Bering Sea Eskimo Ivory Pipe
2009, American Indian & Western Art , September 11
carved in three pieces; stem incised with bands of whales, loons, and whale tails; flared bowl designed with hatch marks along rim; pipe finished with a four-faced figure. The figure is composed of a naked male who faces away from the smoker. Two women, traditionally depicted as frowning, look to the sides, and a smiling male holds the pipe bowl and faces the smoker. Eyes of the faces embellished with baleen, length 15"
fourth quarter 19th century

Some baleen missing; figure has broken foot; end of pipe at mouth broken and reglued.
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