"Balanced Rock" Large Turquoise Sculpture c. 1950s
1291.9 grams, 7" x 5" x 5"
Very good condition: The sculpture may have minor cosmetic imperfections, such as small scratches or wear to the base that do not significantly detract from its overall appearance. The materials are in very good condition and show only minor signs of wear.
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The owner inherited this from her grandfather, James Turpen, the brother of Tobe Turpen Sr. who owned the Tobe Turpen Trading Post in Gallup, New Mexico in the 1920s. James Turpen was also a trader and ran a trading post on the South rim of the Grand Canyon during the 1930-40s.
Ex private collection, Arizona.