Gavel: ...Pioneers of Alaska...

Object Number: 
1934.128
Date: 
1900-1907
Medium: 
Ivory, pigment
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 27 x 11.1 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on one side: "Presented to/Bro Wm SULZER/by/THE PIONEERS OF ALASKA/NOME-ALASKA/Sept 10, 1907"
Description: 
Ivory gavel with marine scene engraved on obverse of head and dedication engraved on reverse; ivory handle carved with simple turned decoration.
Gallery Label: 
This gavel is made from the tusk of a mastodon, which was found near the Arctic Ocean, in Alaska, and carved by an Eskimo. It was given to the donors by the Pioneers of Alaska, in Nome, when he was a guest of that city, Sept. 10, 1907.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable William Sulzer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group