This Whale Bone sculpture depicts a shaman with his little helper. The face is whale bone with mammoth ivory teeth. It has musk ox hair accents with ink chin tattoos.
The little vertebrae helper has mammoth ivory teeth as well. The appendage on the right side of her head is a RARE partial grey whale skull. Which adds a bit of weight to the right, so she is a little heavy on that side.
This was made by Inuit artist Ross Qalayauq Schaeffer Sr. of Kotzebue, Ak.