Walrus Tusk Ivory engraved with pictures of everyday activities
Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Walrus Tusk Ivory
27 3/4 x 2 x 3 1/4 in. (70.5 x 5.1 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
A. Augustus Healy Fund
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Inupiaq Eskimo (Native American). Walrus Tusk Ivory engraved with pictures of everyday activities, 19th century. Walrus Tusk Ivory, 27 3/4 x 2 x 3 1/4 in. (70.5 x 5.1 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 44.34.3. Creative Commons-BY
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This is a long curved tusk engraved [scrimshaw is a non-Native term for this type of engraving on ivory] with scenes depicting men hunting walrus in boats, scenes of village huts and food preparation. There is a break in it.
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