Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0176

Category: Drill - Bow Drill

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Walrus ivory

Description: These two bow drills probably date to 1875, or possibly earlier. Both are walrus ivory, with only the ends carved. The ends of the top example are carved into a polar bear form. The smaller bow drill has carved seals at each end. Both are well executed early examples.

Dimensions: 17.5" and 13"


Gary Litherland


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

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