Soapstone carving, odd

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  1. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    This has been advertised as an Inuit soapstone by a local auctioneer. Sure doesn’t resemble any I’ve see and it’s massive. Maybe an African crocodile of sorts? Pretty interesting carving. Thoughts? FC7C5980-5FA6-48D0-8B4F-E8B8C7AA8B0D.jpeg
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  2. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    I'd say that a lizard-ish, scaled animal is unlikely in the Arctic....

    Interesting carving otherwise!
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  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Interesting and kind of Lovecraftian.
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    they're just guessing .......poorly, I might add !!!!!!:meh:
  5. Mark London

    Mark London Well-Known Member

  6. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Pretty sound logic!
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  7. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Surprises me that this happens at highly regarded places but it does. I very much assumed this was the case here but there’s always the odd chance one is looking at something wrong or one is just wrong so doesn’t hurt to verify, but yeh this one I felt pretty darn confident about. I think the problem is they probably don’t know exactly what it is but they know what the best thing to call it is to get bids from other people that aren’t sure it’s not what they’re calling it but want it to be that. I think this happens with things called NA a bit sometimes.
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  8. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    The voracious arctic alligator feeds exclusively on penguins.
  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Looks like a pangolin to me. The long-nosed pangolin feeds on arctic ants. Scientists are baffled at how this animal can survive arctic conditions.
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Well, I'll be darned !!
    You're right !!!!

    Here's one , mating with the ferocious fluffy Arctic Walrus..!

    A rare sight indeed !!


    Here's one posing for a picture , & you can see his wifes photo , just to the left .

  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  12. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    AJ-Your knowledge base rarely surprises me anymore,but zoological prowess too ?! You're true identity wouldn't be Princess Diana of Themyscira ?
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  13. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Why that photo exists is a real strange thing to wonder about.
  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :shame:I just read a lot.:shy:
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