Walrus Tusk Ivory engraved with pictures of everyday activities
Arts of the Americas
On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
Walrus Tusk Ivory
27 3/4 x 2 x 3 1/4 in. (70.5 x 5.1 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
A. Augustus Healy Fund
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Inupiaq Eskimo. Walrus Tusk Ivory engraved with pictures of everyday activities, 19th century. Walrus Tusk Ivory, 27 3/4 x 2 x 3 1/4 in. (70.5 x 5.1 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 44.34.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 44.34.3_view01_PS11.jpg)
overall, 44.34.3_view01_PS11.jpg., 2019
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Long curved tusk engraved with scenes depicting men hunting walrus in boats, village huts, and food preparation. The object is sometimes referred to as scrimshaw, which is a non-Native term for this type of engraving on ivory.
Condition: there is a small break.
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