Susie Silook: Ancient Bering Strait Doll

Susie Silook: Ancient Bering Strait Doll

$4,500.00

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Susie Silook doll: an exquisite figure carved from a walrus tusk by one of Alaska’s top artists. This design is inspired by ancient Bering Strait dolls. Constrained by the shape and size of walrus tusks, many of these dolls were made without arms.

Rather than incising or inscribing surface designs, as was done on the ancient dolls, Silook has carved some of them in relief. The exquisite face is marked by ancient curvilinear designs. The body has a star design and subtle parka details. Note the curvilinear cutout in the whalebone base, which works effectively with the straightness of the tuisk and the geometric patterns on the body.

Ivory is 14″ x 1 3/4″ x 1″

Including base, sculpture is 20 1/4″ high

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Susie Silook doll: an exquisite figure by one of Alaska’s top artists. This design is inspired by ancient Bering Strait dolls. Rather than incising or inscribing surface designs, she has carved some of them in relief. The exquisite face is marked by ancient curvilinear designs. The body has a star design and subtle parka details. Note the curvilinear cutout in the whalebone base, which works effectively with the geometric patterns on the body.

Ivory is 14″ x 1 3/4″ x 1″

Including base, sculpture is 20 1/4″ high

Additional information

Weight25 lbs
Dimensions24 x 12 x 12 in