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walrus tusk depicting a dog team and sled
  • Howard Weyahok
    born: Point Hope, Alaska, United States ; active: United States
  • walrus tusk depicting a dog team and sled, late 1800s–1941
  • Where object was made: Juneau, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • walrus tusk, ink, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 36 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Francis Edward Mahon
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0583
Label Text

This straight walrus tusk has a scrimshaw scene of a sled being pulled by seven dogs (three pair and a lead dog). There is a human figure standing on the rear of the sled.