Fossil Walrus Ivory Tusk Piece on Wood Base 46


Walrus Ivory Tusk Display 2 1/4” wide x 5 1/2” tall natural tusk section the broken lower portion was tumbling in the ocean for awhile and was nicely rounded, we have polished one side and mounted it on a 3” diameter black lacquered wood base.  Ready for scrimshaw, carving or display as is, old stock, only-$295

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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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