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With a fragment of an old collection label ‘E S Andrews ..... 1815 …..’
Size: 27cm long - 10½ ins long
Ex Private UK collection
Pictographic art first appeared in Punuk culture around 800AD and over time became more elaborate. These incised ‘engravings’ on walrus ivory are one of the most unusual and unique legacies of ethnographic art left to the world by a people with no literary traditions.