Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0081

Category: Handle - Drum Handle

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Walrus ivory

Description: Drum handle of walrus ivory with the face of a woman on the end of the handle. Handles like this were used to support the tamborine style drums utilized by the Eskimos of the Bering Sea.

Dimensions: Length 3.25 inches


Paul Gray, Old Chatham, N.Y.


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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