Miniature Bering Sea Inuit Shaman’s Figural Amulet

A Fine Miniature Bering Sea Inuit Shaman’s Figural Amulet in the form of a man
Walrus ivory
Early 19th Century
Size: 4.5cm high – 1¾ ins high
These amulets represented guardian spirits that the shaman would acquire during a vision quest or a vigil. These spirits would help and assist him in his duties to control supernatural beings and forces, thereby protecting the tribal group. Although only carved in miniature form these figures possess a powerful presence, giving them an almost monumental sculptural quality.

Miniature Bering Sea Inuit Shaman’s Figural Amulet

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