Zoomorphic Scraper / Spoon


Thule Culture (Ancient Eskimo)
12th – 17th century

Carved mammoth ivory
Height: 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm)
Length: 2 ¾ in. (6.9 cm)

Ex collection Emile Deletaille, Brussels

Published: White Memory

Price: sold

America - Alaska
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A functional tool used to scrape and clean hides prior to processing for waterproof clothing and bags. This sculpture is remarkable for the refinement of its handle depicting two animal heads.