A walking stick made of the white bone of a Siberian mammoth. The stick bears a carved monogram: “V.J” and an inscription: “TOBOLSK, 1863”. It was ordered for Viktor Dunin-Jundziłła, a friend of the poet Adam Mickiewicz, by his fellow Siberian exiles, and was presented to him by Jan Sołtan.
The January Uprising was directed against the Russian Empire. It broke out on 22 January 1863 in Congress Poland, and on 1st February 1863 in Lithuania. Its extent was limited to the territory of the Russian Partition After the collapse of the Uprising in autumn 1964, about 38,000 insurgents were sentenced to penal servitude, or deported to Siberia.


  • Title: Walking stick of mammoth bone
  • Creator: autor nieznany
  • Date Created: 1868
  • Physical Dimensions: Dł. 99,5 cm
  • Provenance: A gift of the Polish Ambassador, Professor Tadeusz Romer (Montreal)
  • Type: Historical memorabilia
  • Medium: Mammoth bone

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