Eskimo Walrus Ivory Carving of Sled rider and Reindeer
This is a great piece! With the exception of the lone remaining antler, the man on the sled, the caribou and the base are all carved as one piece. More modern carvings would have the pieces carved separately and glued to the base. The carving of the face of the Eskimo is delightfully folky. The reins are braided sinew. It is the kind of piece which one seldom sees.
L. 5 ¼"