If you're looking for a unique piece of western art, native American art, nothing comes close to this. And, what a story! The Gros Ventre (Groh Vahnt) Indian tribe is a sect of the Arapaho. I named this piece Gros Ventre because I saw a small native American flute that had a horse head similar to the one I sculpted at the antler crown. It was from that tribe. Let me tell you about it.
It was a courting flute that a young man might use to entice a lover. It was made for him by the medicine man who also gave him a song. As the young man came of age, and he found the young maiden of his dreams, it is said that all he had to do was to play the song on the flute and she would lose all her defenses and she would be his. And life was lovely.
This piece too has been engraved and has an oval turquoise cabochon inlaid in it. The narrow front fortunatley, you can see, the engraved scales (center photo bottom) that is truly stunning! This has a solid block base of big leaf maple burl. Do you not think the base too is stunning? Dimensions 38" high. It would look GREAT in your home or office. Don't you agree? : ) $4,550.00