Excavated Walrus Ivory Attachment

$ 185.00

I am not sure what this interesting carving was intended to be attached to.  It is sufficiently worn that it is not clear what the animal is.  The ivory is fossilized to a honey color.  It has interesting carving and scrimshaw along the sides and across the top.  At some point it looks like the tail end was recut to a sharper form.  It is one of those pieces that has good visual appeal and invites speculation as to what it is.

19th C or earlier

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