Handle fragment (?)

Old Bering Sea II, Native American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 746

The surface of this ivory fragment, depicting a masklike human face at its center, is also enlivened with finely engraved circles, ovoid shapes, and lines. It may have been part of a pail or bag handle, or a plaque attached to a skin boat.

Handle fragment (?), Walrus ivory, Old Bering Sea II, Native American

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