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    Posted 1 year ago

    dav2no1
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    Wood Carved Figure of Not Sure?

    8 1/2" tall

    At first I thought this was an Indian figure. And if you look at his mouth, it looks like there was a pipe or cigar? BUT...after closer examination, the ears are pointed and it looks like a miner hat and light? So ..maybe a elf or mythical creature?

    It's beautifully carved. I used some beeswax to help preserve it and make the details stand out.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Any one have some guesses?
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Looks like he just found out that his wife survived the attack.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 1 year ago
      It looks like a pregnant (fertility?) woman spirit grotesque. The headpiece almost looks Egyptian in the last photo. It MAY be to scare away evil spirits from a pregnant woman. I'm thinking African. Possibly down New Guinea way, maybe.
    4. Celiene Celiene, 1 year ago
      Here's one that is not as nice as yours:

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/253675941609?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338722076&toolid=10001
    5. Celiene Celiene, 1 year ago
      That would be my guess. Anything on the bottom?
    6. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Nothing on the bottom. There's a hole on the left side of the mouth, like it had a pipe or cigar. I've seen the fertility figures before...I'm still leaning towards mythical creature...some sort of elves. Keep thinking lord of the rings creatures...lol
    7. Theonlyone Theonlyone, 1 year ago
      looking at this a voice in the back of my head started yelling ....run awayyyyyyyy cool find ..dave
    8. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      Maybe the muki?

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muki_(mythology)

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