St. Laurence Island, Northwest Coast, circa 200 B.C. - 100 A.D.
This figure is a fine example of the Okvik culture, which flourished between 250 B.C. and 100 A.D. on St. Lawrence Island. Objects made by the Okvik were first discovered by the island’s inhabitants in the 1920s, and then again in the 1930s during excavation work. They are considered to be the masterpieces of the region’s pre-historic art.