“Native Matriarch” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by Charles Emerson. Amazingly expressive portrait by Emerson. She looks like she has seen it all and nothing will faze her. Emerson, who has not created any scrimshaw for decades, did beautifully rendered scenes and portraits of Native people. From the collection of a client who is no longer with us. Great price on this one, by the way. Most of his work is prices much higher (see our website).