Baffling find at the flea-/ antique market πŸ˜‰ by momamo

Baffling find at the flea-/ antique market πŸ˜‰

At first I only saw the top part of the skull and thought what lovely lace, wow, was I surprised when I opened the image in full.
June 23rd, 2019  
Great find and shot.
June 23rd, 2019  
Incredible. Do you know where it was coming from and did you buy it ?
June 23rd, 2019  
What an interesting find. So much work has gone into carving this, it makes me wonder about its story :)
June 23rd, 2019  
indeed, it's baffling!
June 23rd, 2019  
Beautiful carving. Would look nicer on something more pleasant to look at I reckon!!
June 23rd, 2019  
@etienne Looking at the details, I would guess it came from Asia. I can spot a Buddha of some kind on the crown and Asia has a great tradition for bone carving...and no, I did not buy it ; the picture will have to do the jobπŸ˜‰
June 23rd, 2019  
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Wat een bijzondere vondst!
June 23rd, 2019  
Very interesting.
June 23rd, 2019  
The carving is beautiful, amazing find.
June 23rd, 2019  
Well, someone out there would probably love this on the mantelpiece back home ;).
June 23rd, 2019  
it is truly an interesting carving on an unusual item. well spotted
June 23rd, 2019  
Scrimshaw is the art of bone carving. Isn't this one fabulously weird? Not my cup of tea, but amazing to look at.
June 23rd, 2019  
Interesting find; would make quite the conversation piece.
June 24th, 2019  
very beautiful carving
June 24th, 2019  
@featherstone26 Thank you for introducing that term , β€œscrimshaw” !
June 24th, 2019  
Beautiful carving!
June 24th, 2019  
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