Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature - 19th cent. Normal wear is commensurate with ancient age

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Seller: skeletonsandbunnies ✉️ (380) 100%, Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 155082398143 Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature - 19th cent.. This is an extremely rare Tupilak / Tupilaq from Greenland......It is made from Slate stone. Slate is a historically important stone for the Arctic Eskimo peoples -- used for Ulu blades and spear heads.. etc. StoneTupilaks are very rare, and very few exist. This specimen dates from the 19th century, it could be much older!This creature holds a skull in one hand.The prominent backbones have holes, which suggests something would've passed through them -- once upon a time.....possibly strands of human hair or plant/ grass fiber....or feathers (?)The arm with the skull has been restored....via old glue; this repair work was done a long time back. The underside of the skull has an unusual cavity...the exact purpose of this aperture, remains unknown.This rare Tupilaq measures 6.5 inches in length; 2 inches in height ( @ highest point) and slightly over 1 inch thick -- belly region.Provenance: This artifact was owned by University of British Columbia academic/professor -- Dr. Alan R. Sawyer (1919 - 2002) ; prior to that, a German collection 1960s/70s - no other information is available.Last photos -- an equally rare wooden specimen from the National Museum of Denmark, I believe. This singular museum quality specimen deserves a glass box...it will display beautifully!!!***** SEE PHOTOS FOR BEST DESCRIPTION; KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING; DO YOUR RESEARCH***** ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNFDS; ALL SALES ARE FINAL!!!!! ASK QUESTIONS.Thanks for looking :)Best, Rez Condition: Normal wear is commensurate with ancient age, Material: Stone

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