Excavated Walrus Oosik Penile Bone Partial (C)
Walrus Oosik Penile Section 18” long 1/2" - 1 1/4” diameter (1 5/8" in center) light tan color . Dense material on one end and more pourous bulb on the other end, The crook reveals that the penile bone had been broken and mended, Yikes! suitable for handle material, jewelry slices or spacer material or an unusual display for those days we think things are bad. Beautifully polished. Base not Included.
Excavated from the ancient Yupik Eskimo village Kukuluk (coo coo' look) and traditional hunting camp sites (dating up to 10,000 years old) on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. Oosik (pronounced "oo' sik") is the Eskimo word for the walrus penile bone (baculum). Years of burial have given the bone a range in color from rich brown to creamy eggshell. This unique dense bone is perfect for jewelry, carving, knife handles or collecting.