Inupiaq Eskimo (Native American). <em>Walrus Tusk Ivory engraved with pictures of everyday activities</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.34.3_acetate_bw.jpg)

Walrus Tusk Ivory engraved with pictures of everyday activities

Artist:Inupiaq Eskimo

Medium: Walrus Tusk Ivory

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 27 3/4 x 2 x 3 1/4 in. (70.5 x 5.1 x 8.3 cm)

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Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 44.34.3

Image: 44.34.3_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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