These 12 objects were acquired in the 1970s/1980s by two travellers in hospitals of Point Barrow (northern Alaska) and Nome (south-western Alaska). According to consignor information, some of the objects are beach finds from Cape Krusenstern. 2 Figures: one carved from walrus ivory, H: 5 cm. The second figure is made of driftwood with inlaid metal eyes (one missing). H: 12 cm. Three harpoon tips made of walrus ivory (one as fragment). L: 3.5 cm; 7 cm; 8 cm. 2 arrowheads made of walrus ivory, with barbs. L: 11.5 cm; 12.5 cm. A comb made of walrus ivory L: 4.7 cm; W: 3.2 cm. 1 handle (of a bag?) made of walrus ivory with incised decoration. L: 8 cm. 3 tools: 1 'hammer head' and a scraper (or spoon) made of walrus ivory and a scraper (?) made of bone. L: 8-10 cm. All objects probably 19th/early 20th century. (ME)
Public Viewing: 24.03. - 02.04.2012 Category:Tribal Art
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