Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent

Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent
Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent

Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent

Slate is a historically important stone for the Arctic Eskimo peoples -- used for Ulu blades and spear heads.. 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.... 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. Provenance: This artifact was owned by University of British Columbia academic/professor -- Dr. 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. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNFDS; ALL SALES ARE FINAL!!!!! This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "skeletonsandbunnies" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Eskimo Inuit Greenland Shaman's Stone Tupilak Creature 19th cent