I have really fallen in love with this piece, which I find wonderfully direct, eternally mysterious, and deeply true. The more I look at it, the more of everything I find in this face. It is an Inuit carving and I know for certain dates at latest to the 1950s, as it has been held in collections since then.
Substantial in size and weight--and presence--it is carved dark green soapstone which was polished to a high shine, but which contains some irregularities, which adds to its richness. It stands straight without wobble on its flat bottom and is carved on the back with what appears to be a triangle and a 6 or a 9 and a "V" like mark.
4 3/4" tall x 4 1/4" wide x 1 5/8" thick and in very good condition. Really a beautiful, affecting piece.