"Animated Drile With A Hunting Scene Alaska, North America Circa 1500"animated DRILE with a HUNTING SCENE
Alaska, North America circa 1500 A.D.
Length: 13.5; Height: 1.5; Thickness: 0.5 cm
(formerly broken ends)
An important animated hunting scene is incised along the entire length of the drille. The men are equipped with bows accompanied by a dog.
The illustrations of the drills are very rich because they carry scenes of daily life which testify to the way of life of the men. Originally, it must have been pierced with four or more holes.
Bibliography : Alphonse Pinart made a series of drawings of drills representing scenes of life and hunting. Reference in the exhibition catalog Kodiak, Alaska page 203.
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