Excavated Inuit Walrus Ivory Carved Bird

This is an ancient ivory carving of a sitting bird. The ivory now is fossilized to a rich golden brown. I am not sure how the carving  was intended to be used. It is not the usual shape of a gaming bird with a flat base. This may have been carved as an amulet to bring success in hunting birds, but I don't know. It is a well carved ancient bird figure.

L. 1 ¼"

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