carving (art)

Small carving made of walrus ivory, depicting a zoomorphic figure. Possibly a tool.
It has sharp carved teeth within elongated jaws, which are pigmented red on the inside. It has perfectly round eyes engraved into the surface, also with the remains of red pigment. Behind these and triangular shapes which pay be ears. There are lines and dots engraved throughout the body, which do not match on each side. As well as the Horniman number, there are two other numbers marked in black ink, as well as "Alaska ["US or NS" followed by a number. This is very difficult to read] "

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