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Fossil Bone with Incised Design

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Old Bering Sea
MEDIUM Walrus ivory
DATES 100–500 C.E.
DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 x 3/4 in. (23.5 x 1.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a cylinder shaped piece of ivory incised with abstract cirles, loops and lines that might represent faces.This is definately walrus ivory, not bone.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Old Bering Sea. Fossil Bone with Incised Design, 100–500 C.E. Walrus ivory, 9 1/4 x 3/4 in. (23.5 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection, 64.249. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.249_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 64.249_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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