This particular tuutaq was found in an abandoned village on the Bering Sea Coast. It was estimated to be over 100 years old. That is the only information that was given to me by the person I obtained this from. This tuutaq was once worn by an Iñupiaq man over 100 years ago and was tightly fitted in the man's lip in a large pierced hole. It has been carefully cleaned so that the cleaning does not cause the artifact to decay over time. It is made from Walrus Ivory. It is rare to come across such a valuable piece of Iñupiat history so for those considering purchasing an artifact tuutaq; please consider not wearing/using this artifact as your own jewelry. It is best kept as an artifact.