Eskimo Shroud Figure

Eskimo ancestor figure in a death pose and overall engraved and with the body shaped as if wrapped in a tight shroud. The skull like head is tattooed around the mouth. The foot is pierced.

Punuk Culture, St. Lawrence Island, Bering Strait, Alaska. Mineralized walrus tusk (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). 7 cm. 600 – 900 AD.