Pair of unfinished SNOWGLASSES - Punuk (?) culture, Alaska - About 800 - 1400 AD

16th century and older
Other style
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

Change your address to get an accurate estimate of shipping costs.

    Item offered for sale by

    See the gallery
    This description has been translated and may not be completely accurate. Click here to see the original

    Unfinished pair of SNOWGLASSES
    Punuk (?) culture, Alaska ca. 800 - 1400 A.D.
    Fossilized marine ivory
    Length : 14,5 cm

    An astonishing pair of goggles where neither the slits for the eyes nor the lateral perforations have been made. The inside of the eye sockets had begun to be hollowed out, as well as the notch for the nose.

    These glasses, characteristic of the Great North, were used to reduce the intensity of the sun's rays and to preserve the retina from the glare and the reverberations on the snow and the ice.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref: SLP24UT2QK

    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

    Antikeo Buyer Guarantee

    4 commitments to buy with confidence

    Trustpilot & Antikeo

    Our customers' opinions:

    trustpilot score4.7 / 5


    Stay informed of our latest news

    This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
    Make an offer on this item!

    You can offer a lower price if it seems too high. Our Antique dealer will then evaluate and make you return.

    Contact our Antique Dealer!

    Do not hesitate to send a message to our antique dealer, he will be happy to give you more information about this object.