Inupiaq. <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: , 44.34.3_view01_PS11.jpg)

Walrus Tusk Ivory engraved with pictures of everyday activities

Artist:Inupiaq

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: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

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Accession Number: 44.34.3

Image: 44.34.3_view01_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Long curved tusk engraved with scenes depicting men hunting walrus in boats, village huts, and food preparation. The object is sometimes referred to as scrimshaw, which is a non-Native term for this type of engraving on ivory. Condition: there is a small break.

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