This is a old hand carved sculpture by a Japanese Artist. It is hand signed on the bottom as photographed. The skull is a hand carved whole Labradorite stone sculpture. The carving is very smooth and hand carved, not using a machine. You can see this in the details of this hard stone. This amulet dates from the 1800's or perhaps earlier. These are few examples of original early work from this stone. However there are a bounty of reproductions. When looking side by side at this antique sculpture to modern day, there are incredible differences. This piece is suited for a serious collector of antique asian sculptures. The condition of the stone is fabulous, with no apparent damage, but lovely normal wear. The eyes are carved all the way through the stone leading down to an open whole at the bottom of the skull.
Roughly: 3" x 1 3/4" x 2"
Weight: 200 grams
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