Eskimo Snow Goggles "Iggaak"

Eskimo Snow Goggles "Iggaak"

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Very rare ivory snow goggles . Used to prevent snow blindness in the Arctic,the goggles helped focus the wearer’s vision like a permanent squint to improve visual acuity and in a sense giving him “superhuman” vision.

  • Region: Alaska

  • Ethnic Group: Inuit

  • Material : Walrus Ivory

  • Date : ca 8th century/Punuk

  • Dimensions : W: 13cm

  • Condition :  good

  • Provenance : European private coll./ P.Mestdagh