Hand-carved 32-piece Inuit ivory chess set with inked, scrimshawed details. Pawns are all baby seals sprawled over rock, the rooks are polar bears, the knights are walruses, the bishops are igloos, and the kings and queens are both male and female Eskimos. Complete with original carrying case which is also the chess board.
PERIOD: First Quarter 20th Century
SIZE: 13"x13"; Pawns 1", Kings 2 1/2"