This is a rather interesting thing of which I really know little about except that is was owned by an old Mariner who purchased it some 50 plus years ago. For all I know the piece may be of Canadian Indian origin but I'm sure there's an expert out there who can assist ? The piece is about 6 x 4 1/2 inches in size and is in excellent overall condition with the paint colours still bright & vibrant. There is one small split in the base.
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