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Inuit Fossilized Ivory Hunter


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Inuit carved Eskimo hunter in kayak of warus ivory. Smooth forms with natural ivory colors of creams and browns and baleen embellishments. Kayaker holding paddle, with spear on front and rope. No maker's mark. These carvings were usually small carvings from walrus ivory, representing local animals and Inuit themselves, going about everyday life. Seals, caribou, polar bears, birds, and other animals important to Inuit’s survival were often represented.

PERIOD: Mid 20th Century

ORIGIN: Arctic - Inuit, Native American

SIZE: 3 1/2" x 2"

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