carved/incised bone ring on a leather band. In 1997 the IMA consulted with Dr. Stephen P. Nawrocki, a Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist and Dr. Gregory Reinhardt, a specialist on Inuit artifacts and they made the determination that the two Alaskan rings were carved from walrus tusk ivory. "Leather, bone" provided by Dr. Christian Feest, Mellon Curator of Native American Art, 2014-2015.


  • Title: incised rings
  • Creator: Eskimo people
  • Date Created: 1880-1910
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: leather, bone
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: A) 2 x 5/8 x 1-5/8 in. (without strap) A) 8-1/2 x 5/8 x 1-5/8 (with strap) B) 2-3/8 x 1/2 x 1-7/8 in.
  • Department: Native Arts of the Americas
  • Credit Line: Julius F. Pratt Fund
  • Accession Number: 30.575A-B

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