Description & Technical information

Eskimo ancestor figure in a death pose and overall engraved and with the body shaped as if wrapped in a tight shroud. The skull like head is tattooed around the mouth. The foot is pierced.

Punuk Culture, St. Lawrence Island, Bering Strait, Alaska. Mineralized walrus tusk (Odobenus rosmarus divergens).

Date:  600 – 900 AD
Period:  Middle Ages, 10th century, 7th century
Origin:  Alaska
Medium: Mineralized walrus tusk
Dimensions: 7 cm (2³/₄ inches)
Categories: Tribal Art