Eskimo Excavated Fishing Lure
An interesting fish shaped fishing lure with ivory inlaid eyes. The piece may have been carved from an excavated piece of ivory to take advantage of the brown color of the ivory. The eyes are inlaid with a lighter colored ivory bead, again for contrast. This piece has good visual appeal. I have dated it as 19th C but it could be quite a bit earlier.
L. 3 ½" : W. ⅝" : H. ½"