Lot 259
Unidentified, Greenland

FOUR TUPILAKS, ivory, c. 1950,
5.24" x 1.26" x 2.01"
13.30 x 3.20 x 5.10 cm
Greenland


Est. $800/1200
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 06/02/2016


Note: A Greenlandic Inuit souvenir which originated in the tradition of fabricating a monster from various objects to either protect an individual or to destroy an enemy. The Inuit began to carve them out of sperm whale teeth during early contact with Europeans.


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