Featured Very strange creature - wood carving - fantasy or mythical?

Discussion in 'Art' started by aaroncab, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Can't seem to get decent pics of this...thing...no matter what I do - maybe it's one of it's mythical properties, kind of like bigfoot, bigfoot always shows up blurry in photographs - he's just blurry. Anyhow, this is about 10" tall from base to the tip of the horn, and about 7" wide from the front to the back.

    A tail, one leg, one horn, one big long ear...and one arm coming out of it's head with the "hand" resting on it's brow - and a big long trunk holding a...snake? at the end. Is this some mythical creature that is evading my googling skills, or just someone's fantasy / nightmare fuel?

    Thanks for checking it out!

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  2. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    My immediate thought was "Hieronymus Bosch", but I don't really think it's that.

    But it makes me a little wiggy, just like Hieronymus Bosch does.
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  3. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    A fish eating, long legged, Chameleon eyed, Unicorn Elephant! :)
  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Pretty bizarre, aaron. I hope that thing doesn't carry any bad JuJu along with it.
  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    So far it's stayed out of my business and my dreams ...so far.
  6. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I believe you have another Makonde shetani figure. There have been a couple others on here lately. Search the posts for Makonde.
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  7. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria



    Thank you so much 2MB :)
  8. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Good info!
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  9. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  11. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Yes - the eyes and the arm and the stance - all very chameleon like - it also very much looks like the one described as an elephant Shetani in the wikipedia article - perhaps it's a chameleon mimicking an elephant?
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