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Rare Pair Of Inuit Snow Goggles

Rare Pair Of Inuit Snow Goggles sold

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"Rare Pair Of Inuit Snow Goggles"
A pair of Inuit snow goggles, made of Arctic bone of zoomorphic transformation form with a ridged brow and curved eye slits, the sides with attachment holes

15.2cm wide, on a stand.

The Smithsonian Institute, USNM Number E48996-0 collected by E W Nelson from Sabotnisky, Yukon River, in 1882.
These goggles are carved in the form of an animal mask, probably that of a fox. Arctic foxes have good eyesight for hunting on land and sea ice, a quality that may have been intended to transfer to the owner whilst wearing them.

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