Atlas is the first vertibrae comming off the skull,and are rare to find. This is a whale bone Atlas(400 to 600 yrs.old) was excavated on St. Lawrence Island, Bering Sea, Alaska.
The Island is native owned (Yupik) and all specimens are non-archeological.
This high quality atlas is supported by African Blackwood (Mozambique), and mounted on a base of camphor wood burl(Vietnam)and Indonesian Rosewood. This piece was made in, and must be shipped from, Alaska, and can only be shipped to the United States and select countries.
H 18 1/2"X W12 1/2"