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Subject: Walrus ivory carving

Walrus ivory carving

From: Judy Greenfield <judygreenfield>
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2001
An exquisitely carved crane (bird), made of walrus ivory, stands
about 4 inches high on two very slender legs.  The legs broke off
just above the feet and due to either shrinkage or springing, they
no longer join correctly.  If one leg is joined, the other is off by
a couple of millimeters.  I can see no way of rejoining the feet to
the legs and wondered if anyone has had experience humidifying
walrus ivory in order to try to reconfigure it. Thank you,

Judy Greenfield


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