Fossil Walrus Juvenile Half Mask & Tusk 47

Description

Fossil Walrus Juvenile Half Skull with one tusk is 9" long overall. A rare specimen. A unique piece for display- Dark natural exterior coloration smooth to the touch but has not been polished has been beach washed. The contours on this piece are magnificent. Has all intact teeth . An outstanding curio.  Ships Free in the U.S.  $375

For U.S.Sales Only! No N.J Sales.

Excavated on St. Lawrence Island by Eskimo people known as Siberian Yupik. For over 5,000 years the Yupiks had villages along the Bering Sea and fashioned sled runners, net weights, chopping tools and other utensils out of readily available ivory. That ivory became hidden from the world for centuries, when it was discarded in the village middens (dumps) along with tusks and bones of walrus, whales and seals. Only now is that ancient ivory being unearthed, excavated by the descendants of the primitive Yupiks that worked it.

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