This Shaman Transformation sculpture depicts a shaman with her little spirit helper. The face is made from whale bone with mammoth ivory teeth. It has musk ox hair accents with ink chin tattoos.
The little vertebrae helper has mammoth ivory teeth as well. The appendage on the right side of her head is a RARE partial grey whale skull. Which adds a bit of weight to the right, so she is a little heavy on that side.
This piece measures approximately 11" tall x 13" wide.
Made by Inuit artist Ross Qalayauq Schaeffer Sr. of Kotzebue, Ak.