Item of shaman's paraphernalia, probably an amulet representing creatures from a personal spiritual experience of the practioner. This is carved, possibly from an antler tine, [or less likely from a piece of bear bone], of yellowish colour in the form of a long beaked bird such as a crane, but also possibly a raven, all the creatures carved in low relief with formline details. Behind the ears of the birds is the head of a bird of prey, on the underside of the lower jaw is a dog fish human arms and a double headed creature on the dog fish belly. The double headed creature seems to have raven's head facing the dog fish head, backed onto a frog head facing off the end of the amulet. This configuration suggests a parallel with that employed on the backs of raven rattles. The upper end of the amulet is carved with a large monstrous head, with big eyes and prominent nostrils. The whole is well worn and of some age.
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