A Bering Sea Eskimo Carved Walrus Ivory Amulet figure of a Fox

A Bering Sea Eskimo Carved Walrus Ivory Amulet figure of a Fox

1800 to 1900 Bering Sea

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A Bering Sea Eskimo Carved Walrus Ivory Amulet figure of a Fox
19 th Century

Size : 5 cm long – 2ins long
Made by a shaman , small amulets or charms such as this example depicting a fox are worn or carried by hunters who believe that the amulets have the power to hear the clicking of walking caribou , or to see swimming geese and roaming polar bears that are far away . The amulets lead hunters to the animals and guide their arrows , lances and harpoons .

Provenance : Ex London Private collection
Dimensions
Height 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Medium
Walrus Ivory
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