Drill bow handle
Native American (Eskimo, Inupiaq)
Object Place: Probably Bering Strait between Norton and Kotzeb, Arctic, Canada
62.23 x 1.9 x 1.27 cm (24 1/2 x 3/4 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Walrus ivory and pigment
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Long, narrow and slightly curved with black line-drawings depicting people and mountains on the left and sailing vessels with birds and people on the right. The reverse has drawings of four caribou and fragments of collection labels.
With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992; purchased in 1993.
Museum purchase with funds donated by Independence Investment Associates, Inc.