Ancient Walrus Jawbone Carving – Frogs and Tadpoles
Ancient Walrus Jawbone Carving – Frogs and Tadpoles created by unknown artist. Very nice work on this jawbone. The nice color is the result of minerals that were absorbed into the ivory as it was buried for hundreds and hundreds of years. Excellent price on this one.
This is ancient walrus tusk jawbone found in the Northern Bering Sea area. The material is 500-1500 years old and is occasionally found in ancient Eskimo camp and hunting sites. The marvelous colors are the result of minerals that have been absorbed into the jawbone over hundreds and hundreds of years. Obviously this material cannot be replenished, making it quite collectible and valuable.