Posted 5 years ago
This is quite old~ I do not know anything about it. I know a lot about wood and I assure that this wood has quite the 'Patina'. There is no "Rot" whatsoever. What looks like rot is a manifestation of decay, but from over a long period of time in a humid environment or it was buried in clay (there are no residues of clay. It is carved from a solid hardwood. I am a wood expert of wood (30 years) but without looking at the cellular structure through a microscope I cannot identify it.
It was purchased at a "junk shop" in Virginia.
It is about eighteen inches tall.
Any help would be so greatly appreciated. The apparel it is wearing, where is it from; India, Africa~ Asia; etc,? And what does the apparel mean ceremoniously i.e. war, festival, or whatever? Thank You!
Please help me in identifying and dating this piece