Carving on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact. Highly detailed carving of four bearded dragons done on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact. The strong color in the ivory is the result of minerals that have been absorbed into the ivory as it was buried for hundreds and hundreds of years. This rare piece of ivory was used as some type of tool or artifact by Ancient Eskimos along the northern Bering Sea area. It was probably used as part of a sled runner (the very tip). Outstanding.