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Old 28th October 2020, 06:01 PM   #1
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Hello
Is this something interesting or just tourist?
It is approximately 12 inches tall and quite well carved. I think the marble base is a later addition, screwed on for stability.
I am trying to find a country of origin.
I cannot find anything similar but possibly the Americas?
It is two faced and signed Mario something.
All suggestions welcome.
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Old 20th December 2020, 05:16 PM   #2
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Maybe you should look a little closer to home; "In Caldragh a cemetery on Boa Island, Lower Lough Erne," you will find a two-headed Janus figure which could represent the Old Roman God Janus or the Celtic God Lugus which has been known to be represented with as many as 3 heads.
One could almost visualize the statue's headdress as being a Roman Centurion's helmet.
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Old 30th December 2020, 05:38 PM   #3
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Do a rubbing with pencil and paper of the signature and then check it out in a mirror and you might be about to read the last name.
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Old 30th December 2020, 06:48 PM   #4
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There is something vaguely Polynesian in the motif.
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Old 2nd January 2021, 12:45 PM   #5
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Possibly Batak?
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Old 2nd January 2021, 07:31 PM   #6
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Hi Roy,
A VERY long shot as I have next to no knowledge of native head dress ......BUT what about Hawaiian????
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Old 3rd January 2021, 06:32 PM   #7
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Possibly Batak?

Definitely not traditional Batak.

This seems to be a rather modern creation - it may be futile trying to align its style with any old tradition...

Any news on the signature? That seems to be the most valuable lead for further research IMHO.

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