//Walrus Oosik (Penis Bone)

Walrus Oosik (Penis Bone)

$600.00

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Walrus Penis Bone, also known as a baculum, or “oosik” in Native Alaska cultures. Polished finish with carved Walrus ivory end caps and baleen accents. Made by Inupiaq artist Warren Kakoona of Brevig, Alaska. Oosik is approximately 21″ long x 1.75″ at it’s thickest end.

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Oosik (pronounced “oooh sick”) is a term used in Native Alaska cultures to describe the baculum of walruses, seals, sea lions, and polar bears. The baculum is a bone found in the penis of most mammals. It is absent in humans. The baculum varies widely in shape in and size; some are spiked or barbed, some curved. No two species’ are alike, and they are not proportional to an animal’s size. The largest mammal penis fossil in the world is believed to be the 4.5 feet long walrus baculum which sold at auction in 2007 for $8000 to the company that runs the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums. This spectacular oosik has carved Walrus ivory end caps and baleen accents. Made by Inupiaq artist Warren Kakoona of Brevig, Alaska.

Approximate dimensions: 21″ x 1.75″

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 3 × 3 in

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