Rocky Mountain Goat
“Rocky Mountain Goat” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Heidi Robichaud. Nice family portrait of nannie mountain goat and kid. Incredible work by Robichaud of using the natural color and tones of the ivory in her subject matter. Note how the snow pack on the right turns into brush and the natural materials on the left side of the tusk resemble spots of unmelted spring snow. She created this outstanding piece in 1984 and it is from the collection of one of our clients who is no longer with us. Ivory was used as an ice axe by natives of the Northern Bering Sea area hundreds of years ago. By the way, mountains goats are not in the same genus as goats and are associated with gazelles and antelopes. Great piece!