This primitive carving from a solid wood block is just under 12″ tall. I have no idea about the origin but it was suggested by a reputable source that it is probably made out of Monkey Wood and is probably Polynesian. The wire earring is purposely on one ear and there is a stud in the poor gal’s forehead and in her temple. We’ve had it over 40 years and cannot remember where it was purchased. It’s an exciting piece which looks good in every setting in our home. Shipping is at the expense of the buyer.