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Kingeekuk shows here that he is not only a carver of great skill, but he also has a detailed knowledge of the walrus. The hulking, dimpled shoulders indicate that this is a male, or bull, walrus. The tilt of the head and the clever use of walrus whisker for the eyes add to the realism of this carving.
||Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, AK
||1-1/2 x 3 x 1-1/2 in
||Walrus ivory, walrus whisker
||St. Lawrence Island Yupik