Iguanas Carving


Ancient walrus tusk ivory carving of iguana pair by unknown artist. Nice color in this ivory, the result of minerals absorbed into the ivory over hundreds and hundreds of years as it was buried in the northern Bering Sea area. This was used as some type of tool or artifact by the ancient people judging from the scoring marks on the underside of the piece. Cannot discern exactly how it was used, however. Nicely detailed work.

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