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Size: 56cm long – 22 ins long
cf Finch and Co catalogue no. 6, item no. 15, for two ancient fossil penis bone clubs
Once known as the sea horse, 19th century naturalists believed the walrus to be the connecting link between mammals of the land and those of the sea. The male walrus lacks any externally visible penis, and in order to control body temperature in freezing arctic waters, it is internal and supported by a bone called a baculum. Mating takes place in late Spring or early Summer on land.
The Bering sea Eskimo would make use of these natural clubs when hunting to dispatch caught seal and fish.