Isaac Koyuk (1928-1994) Eskimo carver, fashioned this snowbird of new walrus ivory, on a base of what appears to be walrus tusk. It has baleen eyes and scrimshawed wings, beak, and back.
Bird is 2" long, .75" high, .5" wide. The base is 2.75" long, 2" wide and about .25" thick.
Part of a collection of Eskimo and Inuit items which was built by one gentleman over several years. More items from this collection are now available - check more from this colleciton in "Antique items from other areas" and "current work from other areas"