Walrus Oosik Penile Bone

Description

This unique dense bone is perfect for knife handles/spacers, carving, jewelry and other projects. Porous areas in this bone can easily be filled and stabilized with epoxy.

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.   

Top piece is approximately 3-7/8" long by 1” in diameter on the small end and by 1-1/16” x 1-1/8" in diameter on the big end. 

Bottom piece is approximately 5-3/4" long by 3/4" x 15/16" in diameter on the small end and 1" x 1-1/4” diameter on the big end. 

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