Walrus Tusk Ivory engraved with pictures of everyday activities
Arts of the Americas
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Walrus Tusk Ivory
27 3/4 x 2 x 3 1/4 in. (70.5 x 5.1 x 8.3 cm)
A. Augustus Healy Fund
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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