Ancient Chumash Indian Stone Whale Effigy - Hawaii Estate Find - No Reserve
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ANCIENT Chumash Indian Stone Whale Effigy - Hawaii Estate Find - !
This incredible steatite (soap stone) Chumash Native American Whale Effigy comes from an estate that purchased it in San Luis Obisbo, California in the early 1980's from a Private Collection. This is outside our area of expertise, we leave it up to you to be the experts. All information was provided by estate from which it was acquired.
- About Chumash Effigies:"Steatite (soap stone) was quarried in various parts of the state but the largest deposit was on Catalina Island in Tongva (Gabrielino) country. The Chumash and Gabrielino were preeminent steatite carvers and made everything from fine pipes to small effigies of fish, whales, birds, snakes, etc. A fine example of steatite carving is thisWoman's faceexhibited at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA). See also afishand awhaleboth exhibited at the San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA"
- About Chumash People aNative Americanpeople who historically inhabited the central and southern coastal regions ofCalifornia, in portions of what is nowSan Luis Obispo,Santa Barbara,VenturaandLos Angelescounties, extending fromMorro Bayin the north toMalibuin the south. They also occupied three of theChannel Islands: Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel; the smaller island of Anacapa was uninhabited. Modern place names with Chumash origins Beach,Point Mugu,Port Hueneme,Piru,Lake Castaic,Saticoy, andSimi Valley. Archaeologicalresearch demonstrates that the Chumash have deep roots in the Santa Barbara Channel area and lived along the southern California Coast for millennia."
- 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" inches
- 1 1/2" pounds
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