Vintage Walrus “Mask” Skull with Tusks WM-14
This is the front or nose plate of the walrus skull with etched tusks and 7 teeth that are in the palate. The tusk on the left has a scrimshawed (engraved) scene of alaskan natives in an an umiak (large skin covered boat) about to harpoon a beaching bowhead whale, another whale is in the background. The other tusk has a dogsled scene and men with kayak. This mask is 26" tall from top to tusk tips, has 19" long tusks and weighs 8 pounds 8.5 ounces and is ready to hang.
All the walrus masks we sell are from the 1900’s and are being reintroduced into the market, they are decades old, always purchased in the lower 48 from previous owners. We do not buy any of these in Alaska where they are still being hunted for food. Some of ours are pre 1972 and others have native Alaskan scrimshaw, both are legal to buy and sell. No one is hunting walrus to supply us with these; they are all “recycled”.