Yup'ik Culture, Alaska. XIXth
L. 23cm - Width. 3.7cm
(old restoration at the level of a trigger guard and old accidents)
This single-hull canoe is carved from a hollowed-out walrus tooth. The solid decks are tilted slightly upwards.
Five ivory sticks of rectangular section constitute the bars and the front and rear seats. The gunwale guard is straight and incised with a center line across the entire canoe.
The keel line is slightly raised.
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Model Canoe Culture Yup'ik, Alaska. XIXth - Marine ivory