Skull with Football Helmet
“Skull with Football Helmet” carved on large, heavy piece of ancient walrus jawbone hundreds of years old by unknown artist. Really like this playful piece with the old style leather helmet. This guy must have been really tough. This is a very heavy piece of ancient walrus jawbone weighing 1 pound, 2 oz. Rare solid piece. Not much of this caliber around anymore.
This is ancient walrus tusk jawbone found in the Northern Bering Sea area. The material is 500-1500 years old and is occasionally found in ancient Eskimo camp and hunting sites. The marvelous colors are the result of minerals that have been absorbed into the jawbone over hundreds and hundreds of years. Obviously this material cannot be replenished, making it quite collectible and valuable.