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THE ROLE OF IVORY: HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT
THE ROLE OF IVORY | HOW THE INUIT HAVE USED IVORY

Snow Goggles
Made of ivory

Snow goggles were used in springtime to prevent reflected sunlight from causing painful inflammation of the retina. This set shows the graceful, curvilinear style of the Old Bering Sea culture of Alaska. The concentric circles may represent eyes; the designs suggest animal imagery and may serve as visual manifestations of oral history.

Old Bering Sea culture
From Point Barrow, Alaska
Dating to about AD 300-500
HC1775


HUNTING & FISHING EQUIPMENT
TRAVELLING EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURING TOOLS
DOMESTIC TOOLS

Snow Goggles, HC1775

Snow Goggles, HC1775
Snow Goggles, HC3615 Fish Hook, 951X57.2 Harpoon Head, HC1863 Harpoon Head, NS22027 Lance Head, NS27047
 
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