To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Eskimo Hunting Club made from the Penis Bone of an Arctic Walrus"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Size: 58.5cm long – 23 ins long
Before they obtained guns, Eskimo hunters were armed only with spears, harpoons and clubs. When a walrus herd hauled out on the ice or ashore the hunters had to approach undetected in order to kill their quarry before it could escape. They would move towards the walrus gathered on ice floes in kayaks until they were close enough to spear or harpoon their victims. A float was attached to each weapon by a long line and the stricken walrus was forced to tow it about until exhausted. The Eskimo hunter could then dispatch the walrus with his club.