Arts of the Americas
Walrus tusk, black ash or graphite, oil
late 19th century
14 13/16 x 2 5/16 in. (37.6 x 5.9 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Robert B. Woodward
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Eskimo. Engraved Tusk, late 19th century. Walrus tusk, black ash or graphite, oil, 14 13/16 x 2 5/16 in. (37.6 x 5.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert B. Woodward, 20.894. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.894_acetate_bw.jpg)
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The walrus tusk is engraved with different scenes, each having its own groundline in space. The scenes include: men netting fish or seal and birds flying above; men hunting bear and deer using spears and bows & arrows; large whale with spume coming out of its blowhole along with several fins in the water nearby; a dog sled; two bears wrestling and a man lassoing a bird.
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