"Tupilak" Hermaphrodite
approx. 1920
Greenland

East Greenlandic "Tupilak - figure". Original malignant Creatures; Bone; H: 6.5 cm;Extremely rare
Tupilaks are historically made in tooth, driftwood, stone or bone. The oldest and thus the smallest are mainly of porous seal bones - consequently with defects and fractures.
Litt.: Bodil Kaalund: "Grønlands Kunst", pages 67-74

Price: 6,000.- DKK
Item number: 361929



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