Pre-Historic Walrus Ivory Human Form Needle Case
An ivory Eskimo needle case in the form of a standing human figure with his hands on his lower belly. The ivory has fossilized into a rich brown. There is a tiny hole below the hands about where the belly button would have been which might have had an inlay at one time. The lower legs were broken twice. On the back of the legs, there is an ancient break which may have caused it to be discarded originally. In the front is a more recent break as is evidenced by the color of the ivory. This is a fine and a rare art object.
L. 2 7/8"