Carved Walrus Tusk, by Mark and John Tetpon

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Arctic Life Line
Elegantly carved complete walrus ivory tusk with Man, Walrus, Bear, Seal; another superb example of Mark and his Fathers' intuitive, patient and visionary abilities working in the traditional, precious medium of Walrus tusk ivory. Baleen stick, petrified wood drum.
  • 17" height, including base
  • 2 1/2" width, including base
Mark Delatuk Tetpon, John Nasoalook Tetpon, Inupiat, Alaska
(Marine Mammal Act of 1972 requires this item to remain within the USA.)

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