An interesting primitive early ebony carved crocodile. He is fat and heavy and has a nice patina. Difficult to tell the age but being ebony and primitively carved I think he has some age to him. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions.
From google: Ebony is any very dense black wood, most commonly yielded by several species in the genus Diospyros , but may also refer to other heavy, black (or dark colored) woods from unrelated species. Ebony has a very high density and will sink in water. Its fine texture, and very smooth finish when polished, have made it very valuable as an ornamental wood