Description & Technical information

E 290) A very unusual handle or toggle carved as a slit oval terminating with a very fine and expressive human head. The unknown use of this object does not detract from the intrinsic beauty of and physical logic of the item. Bering Strait (?).

Period:  Late Punuk to early Thulé 800 – 1500 AD
Origin:  Alaska
Medium: Mineralized walrus tusk (Odobenus rosmarus divergens).
Dimensions: 6 cm (2³/₈ inches)
Categories: Tribal Art