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Sheldon Bogenrife (Inuit, 21st Century) Baleen Basket From the Collection of Dr. Kent and Karen Vickery, Colorado

finely woven basket topped with a delicately carved seal finial; signed and numbered under lid; included is a tag, Native Handicraft from Alaska, height 2 in. x diameter 1.75 in.
late 20th century

Dr. Kent Vickery (1942 - 2011) grew up with parents who were avid collectors of Native American Southwestern arts and crafts. Kent started developing his own collection in the 1950's while on family vacations. Summer excursions to various Pueblos and to the Gallup Ceremonials sparked a true love in Kent and spurred him to earn his PhD from Indiana University in Anthropology/ Archaeology where he specialized in Ohio Valley archaeology. He taught at the University of Cincinnati in the Anthropology Department for almost 34 years and on retirement, he and his wife, Karen, moved to Woodland Park, CO.


Provenance:From the Collection of Dr. Kent and Karen Vickery, Colorado

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$480
09/20/2013

 

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