Eskimo Figurine PieceFeaturing Six Birds Perched on Excavated Walrus Ivory
The six birds featured on this piece are simply fun. The birds are looking about...perhaps for their next meal. The Eskimo carver paired them by size and color, showing that he created three types of birds. The "log" that the birds perch on is an excellent example of excavated walrus ivory. It has beautiful rich tones and a cragginess that adds to the story of the piece.
L.10" : W. 1¼" : H. 3⅜"