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Ulu

Description

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

Museum reference

A.1993.126

Collection

Americas

Object name

Ulu, Knife handle

Production information

Unknown
Gambell, St Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA, North America

Date

4th - 5th century

Style / Culture

Arctic, Old Bering Sea III

Materials

Walrus ivory

Physical description

Walrus ivory

Collection place(s)

Gambell, St Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA, North America

Associations

Finder: Apatikie

Exhibitions

  • Living Lands (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

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

On display

national museum of scotland »
level 1 »
world cultures, living lands »
ar.3

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