Transforming Walrus Drummer, by Mark Tetpon, Inupiat, Alaska, 2019

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Transforming Walrus Drummer Sculpture

 Mark's attention to detail and allowing wood, ivory and baleen express its natural elegance is evident in this beautiful shamanic drummer transformation.

 Cherry wood, walrus ivory, whale bone, baleen

  • 20 3/4" height, including base
  • 11" width, including base
  • 8 3/4" depth; base is 11" x 6 3/4" x 2 3/4"

 Mark Tetpon, Inupiat, Alaska

 (Marine Mammal Act of 1972 requires this item to remain within the USA.)

Click for information provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Indian Arts and Crafts Board, and information about Alaska Native Artists' traditional and contemporary use of marine animal parts.

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