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The Silverstein Collection

November 5, 2007 – November 6, 2007

Lot #498
Temp #14201
DepartmentMiscellaneous
Sold For $450.00   (hammer price)
 $517.50   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated November 6, 2007

Description

RARE WALRUS OOSIK (BACULUM)
One end carved in the form of a polar bear's head, the other end in the form of a walrus's head (one tusk broken off). Probably 19th century. Length 23. Probably carved by Mosesie Kolola (Lake Harbour, Canada, b. 1930). Kolola was a prolific carver, famous for walrus tusk scrimshaw, igloo scenes, mother-child scenes and marine animals.

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