Inuit Tupilak Whale Vertebrae Shaman Statue,c1850

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Rare and interesting mid 19th century Inuit carved whale vertebrae statue,c1850. Most likely from Greenland it depicts a mythical creature and given its form appears to be a Tupilak Shamanic piece. A tupilak spirit could be called upon by a Shaman to help against a foe when a figure is secretly made from animal bones. The carving is excellent with the creature following the form of the vertebrae with outstretched arms/wings. The bone has aged well with great colour/patina. Overall condition is good with no issues. Felt has been applied to the base to enable it to be displayed on furniture without scratching the surface. Please refer to the detailed photographs and feel free to contact me if you would like to view the item or have any questions.

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Size: 14cm tall x 30cm wide x 15cm deep, weight 0.4kg.

DateMid 19th Century Codeas1056a567 Price £1295.00     1538.46     $1673.66    The price has been listed in British Pounds.
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