ESK6 - Narrow Handled Bone Scoop.
This narrow scoop, made from marine mammal bone, appears to have been
shaped from a large seal or Walrus rib. Overall it is 8 ½ inches long, with a
trough-like scoop end that is 4 inches long and 1 inch wide. The narrower 4 ½
inch end terminates with a drilled hole fitted with a loop of sinew or cotton
twine, surely made for hanging, perhaps from a parka. The scoop is of a form that could be used as a
marrow scoop (Inuit and Eskimo people prized marrow bone), or simply a spoon.
Not made for tourist trade, this was a working Arctic tool. Fine.
Price - $110.00