Walrus Penis Bone Oosik Inuit Club mounted with silver

A fascinating object, a baculum or walrus penis bon from the Arctic regions. Frequently used by Inuit as clubs 'Oosik', the dense white ivory type material perfectly suited to this use.This example has been mounted with two European silver bands in the form of miniature belts, added as embellishment to this curiosity in the 19th century. 19 inches  americas

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