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Charm

There are ceremonies for all successful hunts, when you get a seal or walrus. It is usually the hunting captain and his assistants who will thank the ocean for the gift.

—Nicolai Ettyne, 2005

This fat-bodied seal, carved from walrus ivory, was probably a hunting charm. When suspended, the seal tilts downward as if diving.

Культура: Eastern Siberian
Регион: Cape Waukarem (Vankarem), Siberia
Категрия предмета: Ceremony
Размеры: Length 13cm
Дата поступления: 1882
Источник: Edward W. Nelson (donor)
Музей: Национальный музей естественной истории
Идентификационный номер музея: E063641