Fanciful Eskimo Scrimshawed Walrus Tusk

$ 1,800.00

L. 23 1/2"

This wild tusk has scrimshaw in both the tight dark early style of scrimshaw with village scenes with stick figures, as often seen on bow drills, and a looser style with large fanciful animal heads, probably just polar bears, many with visible teeth. One scene has a umiak with a sail mast floating into the open mouth of a very large head.  Another has a fish swimming into the open mouth of the head of a seal with a polar bear's head with open mouth behind it.  This piece has a lot going on.

c.1900
#7043


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