The Care & Documentation of Ivory Objects

A really helpful and informative Power Point presentation by Stephanie Hornbeck about ivory artifacts. This presentation includes plenty of excellent photographic examples detailing the various types of ivory (mammoth, whale, narwhal, wart hog, etc) and the different kinds of damage that can occur in ivory artifacts. Some of these are related to inherent vice, such as concentric circles, and others can be related to how the environments they have been stored in over the years. Be sure to read all the way to the end, where you will find some good advice regarding the basic care of ivory objects.

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