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Side view of a beautifully carved and decorated adze handle with rich patina | Donald Ellis Gallery
Close-up view of the end of this adze handle carved in the shape of a human head | Donald Ellis Gallery

Adze Handle

Late Punuk/Early Thule
Western Alaska

1000 – 1400 AD

marine mammal ivory, baleen

height: 10 ¾"

Inventory # E4198

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RELATED EXAMPLE

Wardwell, Allen. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait. New York: Hudson Hills, 1986, pg. 102