This is a ceremonial tribal bust made approximately 20 - 25 years ago. Weighs 1/4 lb and only 5" x 2 1/2 (widest area) and 5" circumference. Hand carved from one piece.
"Ebony wood is one of the rarest and most expensive types of wood on the planet. Ebony is dense enough to sink in water. It is finely-textured and has a mirror finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood "