Lot 777    

Scarce Eskimo Engraved Fossilized Bone Bow Guard PLUS,
2004, American Indian Art Auction / Sept 18-19
lot of 2. Includes the bow guard with geometric block motif decoration and two holes on each side for strap, length 3.75" x width 1.5"; AND a bone tool with a peg in center. Tool has parallel incised lines around edge and on top, length 3.5" x width 1.8". Carving on both pieces is early.

Ex First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo

Bow guard excellent; tool very good, some old chips on bone.
Sold: $517.50
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