Eskimo Carved Puffin Rookery

This is a small rookery with two well carved and painted puffins and a  young puffin. They are on a highly irregular and bleached surface which happens to be the broken end of a fossilized walrus tusk. This is one of the best examples of the rookery that I have seen. The surface of the tusk looks like a rocky surface and the birds are well carved.  What it lacks in numbers of birds, it more than makes up for in the visual impact of the whole.

H. 1 ½"; L. 2 ¾"; W. 2"

c. 1970

Sold #8238

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