Amulet of Seal Spirit, c. 1960 Siberian Yup'ik, Alaska 2" tall x 1.5" wide walrus ivory
Provenance: Collection of Abe and Paula Rosman, New York, NY
The Yup'ik Culture believe in the spiritual interconnectedness of all living things. This is essential to maintaining balance and order in the Arctic way of life. Amulets such as this would have been worn or carried, ensuring the spiritual connectedness between the wearer and the seal spirits.