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Contents: ARTIFACTS: Hair combs & accessories, Kayak
parts, Shaman, snow goggles, ulus, shovels/diggers, Eskimo book, Artifact
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NATIVE ESKIMO ARTIFACTS
COMBS & Accessories
ARTIF-1700 5/8" long x 1/2" wide, ivory hair
ornament; found on St. Lawrence island, circa Thule period, 1200 AD to
1700 AD $18 SOLD
All of these items were originally recovered from the
area of Togiak, Hooper Bay (or Krikiktagamut, Alaska).
This collection was acquired via a museum
auction. Includes original museum description tags.
FIVE PIECE COLLECTION to be sold as a SET, not singly
$265/set of 5
ARTIF-1800 2" long x 7/8" wide, fossil walrus
ivory cleat, for holding paddle on side of kayak
ARTIF-1801 1-3/8" long x 1-1/4" wide x
1/16" thick, cleat for holding paddle
ARTIF-1802 4-3/8" long x 1/2" wide, ivory
sinew twister for tightening lashings
ARTIF-1803 7-1/2" long x 3/4" wide x 1/2"
tall, bone runner, dowelled to sled shoe
ARTIF-1804 9-7/8" long x 1" wide x 1/8"
thick, caribou horn stern keel, doweled through kayak skin cover
Oar cleat, Punuk era; walrus bone. Measures 2-1/4" long x
2-1/8" wide x 1" thick
Cleat, walrus ivory. Measures 1" long x 5/8" wide x
Necklace. Early Punuk tribal origin, detailed etchings.
Made of fossil upper dog skull with teeth from St. Lawrence Island.
More than likely a burial piece. Worn by a shaman as a powerful healing
tool. Estimate 2000+ years old. Nothing else like this has
ever been excavated.
(Glasses, the first "sunglasses")
An ingenious invention way ahead of its time, made by Native people
to be able to avoid snow blindness. Tiny slits in the material
allows them to see without damaging their eyes or vision.
The first goggles date back to the Old Bering Sea Culture, 2000
years ago. They were the ancestors of the modern Inuit.
Above right photo shows repair with stick of whale baleen
EXTREMELY RARE. Snow Goggles made of wood, string is sinew
(not original). Punuk tribe (2000+ years old). From St.
Lawrence Island. Measures 5" wide x 1" tall x 3/4"
Not an artifact, but VINTAGE. Goggles made of antler, straps
Worn by a lady researcher on the Smithsonian staff doing research in
British Columbia, Canada in the 1940's. Measures 5-3/4" wide x
1-1/8" tall x 1/2" deep
VINTAGE 1959 TRADING CARD
"Indian Trading Card" of
Eskimo with Snow Goggles. In plastic sleeve. Words on
Indian Trading Card, No. 76, Collect all 80.
To protect their eyes from the glare of the snow, the Eskimo
invented snow goggles. These are made from narrow strips of wood or
bone. The small slits allow the Eskimo to see out, but keep too much
glare from reflecting in.
Auto signed "Clif Hayton"
"One of a series of 11 cards on Alaskan Indians"
Image on right, "Indian Picture writing - Bear".
F. H. Fleer, Prtd. U.S.A. "
Definition "woman's knife". An ulu is a curved blade
knife with a handle on top for skinning & cleaning animals, cutting
hair, cutting food and even trimming blocks of snow for an igloo
RARE Small ulu, made of horn with 3 metal rivets and metal
blade. Handle top measures 2-1/2" across x 7/8" wide x
5/8" thick, blade is 3" across x 15/16" long. Full
utensil measures 3-1/2" long x 3" wide x 15/16" deep.
Large ulu, made of bone handle with copper rivets, metal
blade. Measures 5" long x 5-3/4" wide x 1" thick
Measures 13-3/8" tall x 9-1/2" wide x 3/4" thick
Weight: 3 pounds 4 oz.
Measures 14-1/4" tall x 15-1/4" wide x 1/2" thick
Weight: 3 pounds 6 ounces
Measures 15-3/8" long x 14-3/8" wide x 1" thick
Weight: 5 pounds 14 ounces
ESKIMO ARTIFACT COLLECTION
(St. Lawrence Island)
(already SOLD as a group)
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