Mountain Lion by David Adams on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact. Excellent stipple work by scrimshander Adams on this one. Love the shadows at the bottom of the piece. Ivory was used as some type of tool by ancient Eskimos in the northern Bering Sea area hundreds of years ago. Not sure how it was used, but judging from the scoring marks on the back it was worked
The mountain lion (Puma concolor) is also known as the cougar, puma, panther, and catamount, and is the largest wildcat in North America. Mountain lions have powerful limbs and can leap as high as 15 feet and as far as 40 feet. Mountain lions eat large mammals such as deer, and smaller mammals such as mice, squirrels, porcupines, raccoons, rabbits and beavers.