Tupilak figure of the Inuit — Greenland, 1920/30s

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Large head figure carved on two sides with fangs and three front bears, fantasy animals and masks, the head running out into a kind of fish head with teeth. Spermaceti, full round carved, the eyes blackened. H. 12 cm. - Cf. Eugen von Philippovich: Eskimo-Kunst aus Grönland, pp. 60ff.

In our upcoming auction on 22 & 23 November 2019.

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