Four ivory objects, Inuit, c 1801-1920.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Four ivory objects, Inuit, c 1801-1920.

Exton, David

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Four ivory objects threaded on string posibly made by the Inuit of the Bering Strait. The Inuit obtain their ivory from walrus tusks. One object is formed as a fish and this is probably an amulet. This usage of the other three objects is unknown.
 

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