Spirit of the Wolf is made from a whale vertebrae. It incorporates a tuft of wolf hair in one hand, and has a wolf claw dangle. In the other hand he is holding a caribou antler harpoon with a walrus ivory & baleen tip. Epoxy and ivory dust were used to create the eyes.
The small inner wolf figure was made from fossilized whale rib with ivory teeth. This piece weighs approximately 2.4lbs, and measures approximately 14" across x 13" down x 4.5" depth.
Made by Inuit artist Ross Qalayauq Schaeffer Sr. of Kotzebue, Ak.