Tattooed Female Figure

An Eskimo female figure who appears to be wearing a mask. The finely modeled face shows the typical linear tattoos on the chin. Early Thule Culture, Alaska. Mineralized walrus tusk (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). 8 cm. 1200 – 1600 AD.

Provenance Ex coll. : Michel Koenig, Bruxelles

Literature: Published : SURRÉALISME & ARTS PRIMITIFS Une révolution du regard. Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Lens (CH), 19/06/2014 – 5/10/2014