Posted 3 years ago
This fascinating little statue holds so much energy. Every angle shows a different expression, including the down angle. At first glance, the turquoise stone looks like the mouth, with the eyes on the 'forehead'. However, seen from the side, there looks to be another mouth in the profile. The other side of the face (not shown for lack of space) is completely different: it has no lips whatever. A close look at the head from the front and top reveals extraordinary carvings.
The signature, I believe, reads "Toya".
The stone looks like marble. It was set into the base when I purchased it. I must have gotten it out West, but I don't remember where exactly. I have spent quite a bit of time there.
The statue itself is about 8" tall and rests on a 2" tall wooden block.
I've been searching for more about this piece, but I am not versed in Native American art.
Appreciate any and all input.