I posted over there as well. Thanks for the suggestion!Reminds me of a walrus or seal.. But it's a few thousand miles off course in Tennessee.
Post it here for a better ID:
I appreciate your input! It's giving me a great starting point. I was collecting the naturally tumbled glass at the time. The oldest glass was really thick smokey blue and green.Shovelnose sturgeon are found in Tenn.
Your piece has more of a crawfish/crawdad tail. And hints of turtle markings.
Turtle part of legend of creation varies by people and region , but combined with sturgeon and crawdad could be an artists interpretation. Or a character/creature of mythology I'm not familiar with...
Color hints of a lot of yellow originally. With pinks showing too. Such hints partly of adhesives and paint.
Does not seem an ancient relic , but more a recent piece. I'd sure like to know it's age regardless.
An offering to the water?
Neat piece. Very creative , and not a quickly created one.