sealing clubSCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS
overall: 2 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.
Sealing club made of the baculum (penis bone) of a seal or walrus, also known as an oosik. Could also easily have been used as a fishing priest (tool used for killing fish). Cord sling. Weighs 3 pounds. Given to George W. Tingley, of Mystic, by a sailor returned from a sealing trip in the Falkland Islands, supposed to have been Enos Burrows