Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Primitive or old Carving( possibly sand stone) could be Native American?

In Fine Art > Masks > Show & Tell.
Masks88 of 982 Vintage Chinese/Japanese  MasksJapanese Face Mask
3
Love it
0
Like it

nicholehnicholeh loves this.
PostCardCollectorPostCardCollector loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 5 years ago

    Cliff2012
    (10 items)

    Unusual face carving? Retrieved from Grandparents stuff then wife's Mother had it. Absolutely no one has indicated where it's from or what is it?! Help solve this mystery? Thanks Cliff

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Masks
    See all
    Large African Wood Tribal Art Dance Mask Samahongo Makishi -  Lozi Tribe Zambia
    Large African Wood Tribal Art Dance...
    $169
    African Mask Display T Stand - 12 inch
    African Mask Display T Stand - 12 i...
    $40
    Old New Guinea Wood Mask with Shells
    Old New Guinea Wood Mask with Shell...
    $60
    False Face Iroquois Broken Nose Mask Caved Of Pine Wood, Salamanca NY
    False Face Iroquois Broken Nose Mas...
    $191
    logo
    Large African Wood Tribal Art Dance Mask Samahongo Makishi -  Lozi Tribe Zambia
    Large African Wood Tribal Art Dance...
    $169
    See all

    Comments

    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      How big is it? Do you know what the material is? Is that a thread I see thru the nose and mouth? Tell us more please. Is it a mask, or solid head.
    2. Cliff2012 Cliff2012, 5 years ago
      Thanks for your question. The material feels like sandstone but I've not seen the reddish color before? It's only about 7" high and 5-6 wide. Not a real string thru nose. I never noticed the line that does look like a string? It's too small for a mask ? It's seems like a solid piece of sandstone/rock type of material. Thanks any more ??? Let me know
    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      Looks like a replicaof a shrunkin head--maybe a wall plaque conversation piece. eeek! Does it have a way to hang it. ? Some people do enjoy the macabre--Could be a casting from a real shrunken head?? This is a mystery.
    4. Cliff2012 Cliff2012, 5 years ago
      Lol! Thanks for the comments. It's a weird mystery for sure. I came from the wife's Morher's house and Grandfather before? Wife says its sandstone. It does have a shrunken head look? But it's still sandstone. I thought it might be an American Indian sandstone carving; but what an ugly looking face style. At least 60 years old as the wife can remember. It's was found together with my wife's Mother's Amber necklace. Go figure. Then not to tell any of the kids as to where it came from. Thanks Cliff ( both her parents have passed away so we can't ask anyone for info!
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      It looks like Peru or Bolivia...maybe a casting from the ruins if Inca cultures? I really like it.
    6. Cliff2012 Cliff2012, 5 years ago
      Thanks!! It's been in her family before she remembers. We are 65. years young now! You could be right about Puru or Bolivia?! The family was pretty well off $$$$. So it must have been important for her Mom to keep it in her jewelry box with her Amber necklaces and rings?' Thanks. If I get it ID'd I'll sure let you all know! Thanks Cliff 2012
    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      Yes please tell me--I am soooo into this!!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.