Frog Family with Tadpoles
“Frog Family with Tadpoles” detailed carving on ancient walrus jawbone by unknown carver. This one has the whole family from adult frog, small frog and a couple of tadpoles thrown in for good measure. Very nice color in this ancient walrus jawbone. Great value in 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.