What we have here is a Gorgeous Old. Carved Stone SEATED SHAMAN HUMAN FIGURE BOWL.From the upper Frazer River British Columbia Canada, likely Lytton or Lillooet area. Rare old piece, very few of these are known to exist, approximately 100. Made of dark soapstone with good oxidized patina, and with shell inlays.... Good size at approximately 6 5/8 inches tall by 4 3/16 inches deep by 3 1/4 inches wide and weighing 3.2 pounds.
This is a wonderful piece with great imagery and details. Stone type and carving imagery style.
Is that of the Fraser River in the areas of Lytton and Lillooet. Where other examples of these stone figures have originated. Stone has an oxidized patina that only comes from age. Shell inlays are hand made, each one different and varied. Areas that are drilled including ear holes, pierced ears, and hole at topnot of head are rough textured internally with tapered shape that is consistent with traditional precontact stone tool drilling techniques.
Topnot hole would have likely been adorned with beaten cedar bark or other decorative material. Unusual, underside shows shaman's testicles. Figure displays well with great presence. See book "Images Stone BC" by Wilson Duff for a good selection of other examples of Seated Human Figure Bowls from.
Over all worn condition with chips scratches and imperfections etc, has some stable natural fine fissure cracks that is common to stone... Wear, chips, cracks, bumps, scratches, soiling, stains, loses and imperfections etc are common to this type of item and consistent with age, see photos for condition...I do not know how old this is, many references do not date these figures as find location sites typically were not soil analysis tested but most believe these figures to be precontact and possibly ancient... Ook at the photos and you decide to your best judgement what this is, its age, its condition, its completeness and what it is worth. Enjoy for a lifetime or resell for a profit! This is a wonderful piece, don't let it get away... Please read entire listing for all conditions of sale.
See photos as to the item's condition... To many but not all European countries including England, France, Belgium and Germany.If you ask to cancel an order I wil l not respond to your request! Don't let this get away! If you have any questions feel free to send me a message. If you have any problems or concerns with your order please contact me first before leaving feedback so we can work it out, I want happy customers. The item "Rare OLD Fraser River Stone SEATED SHAMAN HUMAN FIGURE BOWL Northwest NWC Native" is in sale since Saturday, July 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "secretnewtgallery" and is located in British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.