Beluga Whale and Calf, by Moses Soonagrook
Beluga and Baby, Walrus Tusk Ivory on Seal Vertebrae; Moses is well-known for his gentle and finely crafted carvings. Baleen peg and inset eyes. Signed by artist. The beluga is a curious and beloved whale of the Arctic; a deep diver, this extremely intelligent creature is sometimes called the 'sea canary' because of its range of vocalizations.
- 4 1/4 inches length
- 3 1/2 inches height
(Marine Mammal Act of 1972 requires this item to remain within the USA.)
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Moses Soonagrook, Yup'ik, Gambell, Alaska