Night Owl


Black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by David Smith. As night approaches, this guy is looking for a meal. No doubt he will find it and there will be fewer critters around the barn. Love the way Smith has created the background, giving the impression of impending darkness. The ivory was used as a tool by ancient Eskimos in the Northern Bering Sea area hundreds of years ago. Not much of this rare ivory found anymore. Nice piece from a long time collector who is no longer with us.

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