Color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Heidi Robichaud. This was created in 1985 and is from a long time collector who is no longer with us. He had matching oak stands made for his collection with space for a brass nameplate with the name of the artist and title engraved into it. Unfortunately, he never got around to that task. Very mysterious setting, deep in the forest. Kindly grandmother appears to be soothing a rather apprehensive child. This is done on a first class artifact, by the way. The ivory was used as an ice axe by ancient Eskimos along the northern Bering Sea area hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Not much of this ivory around today. Great work at 1985 prices.