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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Collection of Three Bering Strait Ipiutak Eskimo Walrus Ivory Amuletic Human Figurines"
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SIZE: a: 5.2cm high – 2 ins high / b: 5cm high – 2 ins high / c: 4.6cm high – 1¾ ins high
Ex Private collection
Ivory human figurines were often used in magical practices to help with fertility or to affect the birth of a son. The shaman would direct the woman to sleep with the figure under her pillow.