Ivory or Bone carving of the Devil's Head

Ivory or Bone carving of the Devil's Head
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Ivory or Bone carving of the Devil's HeadIvory or Bone carving of the Devil's HeadIvory or Bone carving of the Devil's Head
American
Ca. 1860-1880
Ivory or Bone carving of the Devil's Head.  There is great detail to the half human half animal face.  The carving of the hair, beard, eyes, nose and horns are uncanny.  The creature has a ball in it's mouth with fangs holding it in place.  This may possibly be symbolic for the earth.  This corkscrew has a center cut worm with tapered shank.
Item ID: DA-CRKSCRW 0014