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Description

Woman's knife handle, or ulu, of walrus ivory, in the shape of a polar bear and extensively engraved: Americas, USA, Alaska, Bering Strait, St Lawrence Island, Gambell, Old Bering Sea III, c. 300 - 500 AD

Museum reference

A.1993.126

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Ulu, Knife handle

Production information

Unknown
Gambell, St Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA, NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

Date

4th - 5th century

Style / Culture

Arctic, Old Bering Sea III

Materials

Walrus ivory

Physical description

Walrus ivory

Collection place

Gambell, St Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA, NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

Associations

Finder: Apatikie

References

Prehistoric Eskimo Ivories; catalogue of the exhibition at Daedalus Ancient Art, New York, 1992, item #10

On display

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