New York, East
25 May 1999
AN ESKIMO IVORY GAVEL
With rectangular head and elongated handle with two central grooves enclosing a bulbous element, the tip of the handle carved in relief in the form of a seal with front fins extended outward
11in. (28cm.) long
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A tag attached to the gavel reads as follows: "This gavel was made in Nome, Alaska, by the native Eskimoes...and was presented to Judge Will H. Bard, the first Mayor of Nome in 1900 and brought out of Alaska by him in 1906."
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