ALASKAN NATIVE CARVED WHALE BONE MASK~FOSSILIZED IVORY

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 13, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Alaskan native hand carved SPIRIT MASKs
FOSSILIZED WHALE BONE SKOOKUM SPIRIT MASK w/ FOSSILIZED WALRUS IVORY EYES AND PHARMAGAIN FEATHERS WITH CHERI ABLES HAND CARVED CARIBOU ANTLER FEATHERS
T ARE 2 HAND CARVED TLINGIT / SKOOKUM SPIRIT MASK, MADE FROM FOSSILIZED WHALE BONE, THAT WAS FOUND ON ST, LAWRENCE, ISLAND, ALASKA. THIS MASK HAS INCREDIBLE DEPTH AND EXPRESSION SHERRY "CHERI" HAS HER OWN UNIQUE DESIGN IN CARVING THESE INCREDIBLE WHALE BONE CHUNKS THAT HER AND HER FAMILY EXCAVATED A FEW YEARS BACK, THE WHALE BONE IS PART OF THE RIBS AND IS ESTIMATED AT 30,00 YEARS OLD, AND THEN CARVED BY HER, SHE THEN HAND SANDS THE MASK TO BRING IT TO A GREAT SHINE TO SHOW MORE DEPTH. THE EYES ARE INLAYED FOSSILIZED WALRUS IVORY. AND INLAYS THE FEATHERS THAT SHE HAS ALSO CARVED, THE BACK HAS BEEN SIGNED AND #. T IS A LOOP TIED IN ONE, ON THE TOP OF THE MASK SO IT CAN BE DISPLAYED ANYW IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE.
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this LARGER mask is 4 inches high (FEATHERS INCLUDES) THE HEIGHTH OF THE SMALLER ONE "WITH FEATHERS" IS 2 INCHES HIGH) x 1-1/2 inches across
the ivory eyes measure 7mm AND THE OTHERS ARE 3MM
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT I CHERIS SISTER IAM HELPING HER BY SELLING ALL OF HER INVONTORY IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO SAVE HER 3 GIRLS CABIN AND HOME, AS ALOT OF YOU KNOW SHE WAS IN A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AND IS STILL RECOVERING,
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