Mystery soapstone carving

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Post by 2canton4 Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:32 pm

Hello, Would there be any "experts/ aficionados" (to use a loose term!) on Inuit and native stone carvings out there? I am a collector myself with many carvings, but am stumped by this particular 5 1/4" high archaic looking soapstone piece with notching and a face carved in one corner (almost looks like an anchor of sorts!) see photos! I am open to opinions or indeed a positive consensus on this item! Thank you! David.

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Post by NaomiM Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:33 pm

It looks like an Inuit motif. Probably best to get it checked out by a museum that specialises in ethnographic and Inuit art.

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