Toad Family at Rest
“Toad Family at Rest” highly detailed carving of toad family on fossilized walrus jawbone by talented unknown carver. The precision detail is outstanding. Really like the way the carver left the outer brown of the jawbone intact contrasting with the beige tones underneath. Amazing work.
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.