Check out this fossilized ivory that features an eagle nest with two eagles! The fossilized ivory with the stand is about 7″ tall. The diameter of the stand is 3.5″. The ivory is etched using the traditional art form called scrimshaw. This piece is made using the end of a walrus tusk that was found in the ocean.
Scrimshaw was originally carved or engraved articles made by American whalers usually from baleen or whale teeth and bone. Native Alaskans have been using bone and ivory from walrus, mammoth and other animals for thousands of years as tools, utensils, weapons, and even armor. Today Alaskan artists use these same raw materials in their carvings and other scrimshaw artwork.