Bears in Den Ivory Carving
Bears in Den Ivory Carving – Intricate carving on ancient walrus tusk ivory sled runner. A family of bears nestles safely inside their cozy den, waiting for the coming spring. This rare ivory was used as a sled runner by ancient Eskimos in the Northern Bering Sea area approximately 500-1500 years ago. Note the holes drilled into the left side of the tusk. We do not get many like this. A very rare piece and the work is excellent.