Engraved mammoth tusk - ROM2005_6127_1


Engraved mammoth tusk

Maker: Happy Jack, Bering Sea Eskimo
Geography: Nome, Alaska
Date: 1899
147.5 x 13.2 cm
Object number: 917.11
Credit Line: Gift of Sir Edmund Osler
Not on view
DescriptionAccording to J.E. Standley, owner of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, Seattle: "This tusk was dug out of the frozen gravel by miners in the Eskimo village of Unalakleet near Nome Alaska in 1898 - then it was taken to Nome Alaska in 1899 and Happy Jack the Eskimo carver spent the long winter cutting a history of the everyday life of his home." 
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