An native inscribed Narwhal tusk. 74ins. (188cm)long.
Lot 43W Y
An native inscribed Narwhal tusk. 74ins. (188cm)long.
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,900 - 8,200
amended

Lot Details
An native inscribed Narwhal tusk. 74ins. (188cm)long. An native inscribed Narwhal tusk. 74ins. (188cm)long. An native inscribed Narwhal tusk. 74ins. (188cm)long. An native inscribed Narwhal tusk. 74ins. (188cm)long. An native inscribed Narwhal tusk. 74ins. (188cm)long.
An native inscribed Narwhal tusk.
With a midway decorated band and one spiral flute inscribed from the band to the tip with shamanistic pictograms of hunters, animals and fishing craft. Fitted with a metal shoe to the base. 74ins. (188cm)long.

Footnotes

  • Believed to be the work of Alaskan Eskimos, c. 1880-1900.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: this lot will be subject to CITES regulations.
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