Bering Sea Eskimo Inuit Hand Club Formed from the Penis Bone of an Artic Walrus
Bering Sea Eskimo Inuit Hand Club Formed from the Penis Bone of an Artic Walrus
Bering Sea Eskimo Inuit Hand Club Formed from the Penis Bone of an Artic Walrus

Bering Sea Eskimo Inuit Hand Club Formed from the Penis Bone of an Artic Walrus

1800 to 1900 Arctic

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A Bering Sea Eskimo Inuit Hand Club Formed from the Penis Bone of an Artic Walrus
Early 19th Century

SIZE: 59.5cm long – 23½ ins long
PROVENANCE: Ex London deceased estate
SEE: Finch & Co catalogue no. 6, item no. 15, and catalogue no. 12, item no. 106, for other examples
Necessary for procreating in the freezing cold of the Arctic seas, walrus penis bones form a naturally weighted club that is used by the Inuit hunter like a braining stone. For the Inuit the club is made of a spiritually compatible material that will appease and placate his quarry.
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Walrus Bone
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