Item Number: Fry0171
Materials: Bone, walrus ivory and sea mammal hide lashings.
Description: This is probably a Central Eskimo ivory bladed knife. It evidences no non-native features. The knife was broken and tied together in several places. This style knife may have been utilized for cutting snow blocks, for the building of a snow house, before the utilization of metal in the Arctic. This is a wonderful example of an early implement from CanadaÍs high North.
Dimensions: 17.5" x 2.75"
Paul Gray, Old Chatham, N.Y.
Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008
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