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Handle

19th Century This is a piece of carved walrus ivory used as a handle. It has a carved seal's head at one end and is flattened at the other. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century.

Female Figure

19th Century Female Ivory doll. Head pierced from ear to ear grooved over the top of the head. Figures like this could be used as dolls by girls, or as charms or fertility amulets.

Human Figure

19th Century This is a carving of a human figure in walrus ivory. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century. The figure has long legs, short arms, a wide headdress and facial features suggested by drilled holes.

Animal Figure; Whale

19th Century This is a small carving of a beluga whale from Alaska. It was carved from ivory during the nineteenth century. Carvings such as these were used as toys or as amulets for protection. .

Animal Figure; Walrus

19th Century This is a carving of the head of a walrus in walrus ivory. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century. The ivory has been decorated with a black dot and circle design.

Animal Figure; Seal

19th Century This is a carving of a seal in walrus ivory. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century. The seal has black dots marked on its back.

Animal Figure; Reindeer

19th Century This is a carving of a reindeer in walrus ivory. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century. The carving has short legs and four small knobs which might indicate horns.

Animal Figure; Fox

19th Century This is a carving of a fox in walrus ivory. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century. The ivory has been stained with red and brown pigment.

Animal Figure; Bear

19th Century This is a carving of a polar bear in walrus ivory. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century.

Animal Figure; Bear

19th Century This is a carving of a bear in walrus ivory. It was created by an Inuit maker in Alaska during the nineteenth century. The bear has been decorated with black dots along its back.

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