Native American Art / A pair of ancient Eskimo goggles
Alaska on Madison Gallery, New York, NY;
Daniel and Martha Albrecht collection, acquired from the above
Another pair of goggles sharing similar design characteristics can be found in the collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, (object T0811) and is illustrated in Fitzhugh, William W., Hollowell, Julie, and Crowell, Aron L., editors, Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of the Bering Strait, 2009, Yale University Press, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, p. 167, fig. 6: "These elegant ivory goggles... would be relatively useless as sun shields and were more likely used as dance, ceremonial, or hunting goggles. Wooden and baleen goggles have been found at the 2,000-year-old Ekven site in Siberia and continued in use, often in semi-human animal forms among the Yup'ik and Inupiat Eskimos of Alaska."