Ivory labrets, Inuit, late 19th century.

Ivory labrets, Inuit, late 19th century.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Description

Two highly polished ivory labrets, made by the Inuit of the North American Arctic. A labret is a piece of bone or shell which is inserted into the lip as an ornament. The Inuit obtain their ivory from walrus tusks.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10309000

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