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An old break to one end redrilled and perhaps used later as a bag handle
Old dark smooth silky patina
Thule Culture 18th Century
Size: 19cm long - 7½ ins long
Excavated near Brevig Mission, Alaska
Ex American New York collection
Engraved over a period of months or even years, the best ones were kept and handed down in the family. No other ethnic art form is so distinctly identifiable as that of the Eskimo and these incised designs present an unmistakable and unique image of a vanishing Arctic culture.