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For some odd reason it reminds me of the character out of Pirates of the Caribbean, Davy Jones, the cursed squid headed captain. The only part I don’t care for is the cherub-like wings, which are a bit too cutsie for the overall mood. This is a nice piece of work, with one of the best finishes yet seen. I can see the lineage of the circa 1150 Uig or Lewis chessmen here, although this figure has more of the old wild spirit than the chessmen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_chessmen and http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/arts/09lewis.html?_r=0 It’s always good to have a cultural association with Cthulhu props as it adds to the impact when the item is an “imbedded” item. Don’t overlook the rich East European and Slavic history of stone idols as well: http://www.slavorum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6592.0 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurgan_stelae
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