Native Alaskan Ivory Bowhead Whale
A handsome bowhead whale with scrimshaw mouth and eyes, carved from walrus tusk. Mounted on a bone base with an ivory post. The carving is signed, though we’re not sure we’re reading the last name correctly. It appears to be Al. Iyshuk, Diom, AK
Circa 4th quarter 20th century
4 inches long x 1 5/8 inches wide including base. We forgot to measure height; call 207 423-8473 if you would like us to do so.
Please note that products containing ivory cannot be shipped to New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, or California. To our knowledge, as of this writing, it is still legal to ship these products to all other states. Click here to see a brochure published by the U.S. Department of the Interior with more details on this topic. Before ordering any product containing ivory, please check with your own state’s laws.
If you are interested in having this product shipped outside the United States, please call 207 423-8473 to discuss permit requirements.