North America

Thule Comb

Alaska

Culture Thule
Archaic Eskimo

Walrus tooth
12th-16th century
Height: 2¼ in. (6 cm)

Price: on request

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The shape of this utilitarian object (a comb used particularly to prepare bear fur and skins) is reminiscent of a sea mammal tail. This is probably a shamanic reference to hunting.