E & M Perez Ellen and Michael Perez
Whalebone Baleen INUIT Carved Walrus Sculpture

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Whalebone Baleen INUIT Carved Walrus Sculpture

Carved from one piece of old whalebone, with inlaid baleen for eyes and nostrils, this walrus is elegant in its simplicity and form. Measuring 6" long and 1 3/4" high, it is light in weight due to the porous nature of old whalebone. This is a fine example of Eskimo/Inuit carving, and it is strikingly well sculpted, clearly utilizing the natural shape of the bone, and creating the tusks out of the single piece of bone.

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