East Greenlandic "Tupilak - figure". Original malignant Creatures; Bone; H: 6.5 cm; Rare |
Tupilaks are historically made in tooth, driftwood, stone and 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