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Vintage / Antique " Neghsaq" or Northern Spotted Seal, - Hand Carved Fossil Walrus Tusk Pre Ban Ivory made by Native Alaska Inuit Eskimo - Whale Baleen Eyes, Nose, Spots & Stand - Blue Agate Slab Ice

Northern Spotted Seal or "Neghsaq" in the Siberian Yup'ik language. This is a fine example of Native Alaskan Yup’ik art. This stunning swimming seal was carved from the ivory tusk of a walrus. Mounted on a baleen base, a fibrous black material in the mouth of Bow-head Whales, they strain food through it. Whale Baleen Eyes, Spots & Mouth.

Seal size is: 2 1/2 " long x 1/2" tall x 5/8" wide
Baleen: 1 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 1/4"
Seal can detach from Baleen, it has a small peg to attach.

Artist signed: Charlie Olanna

Blue Agate is beautiful clear crystals! A wonderland of color, like a frozen lake. You will receive one to place your Arctic Seal on if you like, if not let me know.

In the Yup’ik culture the seal represented the feminine aspect of life and human nature, the gentle and caring, deeply intuitive, a trait that is the foundation for lasting leadership. Seals were hunted for oil, meat and hides. The hides were made into floats and attached to a spear. The Yup’ik hunter would glide silently up to a “U.ttug” or “seal basking on the ice”. The head of the spear would detach and the seal would be kept afloat with the seal air bag.


Almost all of my Carved Ivory is made on Gambell, Alaska, a small Yup'ik Eskimo village of about 700 people on St. Lawrence Island, just south of the Bering Straits. It's about 140 miles off shore from Nome Alaska, and about 40 miles from Russia. Their native Yup'ik language is spoken on both sides of the straits.


Pictures can never capture the beautiful colors, soft satin finish, the exciting feeling, the ''call of the wild'' when touching, for the first time, this wonderful Native Carving!!

All of my listings are "one-of-a-kind", Each photograph is of the actual item you will receive

Arrives in a clear top gift box, bubble wrapped. Free Shipping to all USA

"None of my Fossil Ivory is contemporary, and not a single animal has been killed, culled, or otherwise harmed to produce my Fossil Ivories. It is the only perfect, ecologically sound, humane way to wear wonderful and enduring ivory".

I can not mail this out side USA, because of the Fossil Walrus Ivory but I can send to any USA address for foreign buyers.

**I Use NO Materials From Endangered or modern or prohibited Species**

ALL FOSSIL IVORY is LEGAL to IMPORT INTO THE USA .

Vintage "Neghsaq" or Northern Spotted Seal, Fossil Walrus Tusk Pre Ban Ivory, Hand Carved by Native Alaska Inuit Eskimo, Whale Baleen


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: fossil, tusk, gift box, walrus ivory, inuit carving, st lawerance island, eskimo carved, blue agate slab, free USA shipping, whale tooth base, seal, pre ban, Hand Caved by Native Inuit Eskimo
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 177 reviews
  • Favorited by: 4 people