Precontact 22 inch Northwest Coast yew wood tobacco mortar in the form of a boy initiate with a funnel hat. Residual red and black natural pigment paint. The central cavity was used for grinding tobacco and the funnel hat and eyes for lime. The figures distinctively carved arms are handles. Figure is carved of yew wood.
I estimate he is ca. 1600 from the style and with the funnel hat.
He is an initiate and a shaman would have bound him in this position with restricted food and water to prove himself worthy of joining the clan. This figure is from Leipzig Germany and what remains of the Godeffroy Collection.
Guaranteed authentic and as described. The item "Precontact 22 inch NWC tobacco mortar, boy with funnel hat, Godeffroy Collection" is in sale since Friday, December 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "addthomp6" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.