Lynx Hunting


“Lynx Hunting” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Karen Petersen. Dinner seems to be running right by this startled lynx. Looks like he might have to do without another meal in the winter, probably a young lynx, but he will surely learn quickly. Petersen was one of the West Coast scrimshanders during the 70s to the mid  90s. Although she has not done any work in over two decades, her work is still prized by collectors today whenever it appears. This ivory was used as an ice axe hundreds of years ago by natives in the Northern Bering Sea area. This is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Great work, great stand and great price.

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