Original Purchase Date: 8 / 29 / 96 for $700
Purchased From: Pete Vallejo
Gallery: The Ivory Broker
Gallery Address: 817 West 6th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler
Steel bladed ulu with an ivory handle carved in the form of a seal. The seal figure is finely carved with an engraved geometric design on the back and sides. The engraving work is deep reddish brown - it is documented that nose blood or seal blood was used as pigment. The eyes of the seal are inset with baleen.