Color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by David Adams. Vigilant leader of the pack appears to be surveying the area looking for food, shelter, or possible danger. This is the ancestor of our pets at home. Note the mist rising from the forest floor as well as fallen tree trunks in the foreground that blend perfectly with the natural color in the ancient ivory itself. Nicely done! This a a very interesting artifact, by the way. Hard to determine exactly how it was used, but it is probably between 500-1500 years old. The back side is flat, so it many have been part of a sled runner. Outstanding piece, no doubt about it.