Fossil Walrus Eskimo Artifact Tool 55


Fossil walrus Eskimo artifact Harpoon tool. Beautiful piece with notch lines and a whole lot of history. One can only imagine the hands that carved this as well as used it for survival a piece of history with an amazing sensory feel. It would make an awesome knife handle. A lovely mahogany patina - 13 1/2" x 1/2" - 1 1/16" wide x 15/16" - 1 1/16" thick- $285

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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