Demon image - Deer antlers - Tupilak, inuit - Greenland

Description
Demon image - Deer antlers - Tupilak, inuit - Greenland
ca 1930

A so called demon figurine carved from reindeer horn.
The Greenlandic word tupilak or tupilaq (plural tupilait) means soul or spirit of a deceased. Originally a tupilak was a vengeance sculpture of the Inuit on Eastern Greenland. The figurine with a special, unusual appearance actually represents a mythical or spiritual being by its grotesque appearance.

The total height is 19 cm.
It is in good condition.
Will be carefully packaged and sent sent by registered mail.

Lot details
Object
Demon image
Ethnic group/ culture
Tupilak, inuit
Region/ country
Greenland
Material
Deer antlers
Period
ca 1930
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
19×9×0 cm
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