Five Frogs Two Tadpoles
“Five Frogs Two Tadpoles” intricate carving on ancient walrus jawbone created by talented unknown carver. Whole family of frogs, plus tadpoles depicted here. Excellent detail on large piece of walrus jawbone. Excellent addition to any collection.
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.