Icelandic Lava Sculpture of Gnomes (or are they trolls?) – From Our Wild Heart Gallery

Wow… take a look at this amazing carving of gnomes or trolls – I’m not sure which!

According to the auctioneer, this is Icelandic lava sculpture but he had no further information regarding the piece.

So all I know is that it’s about 18″H x 24″W, and as much as 3.5″ D in places.  (That’s an eyeball estimate; I haven’t actually measured it… the past few weeks have been wicked busy between this business and my other – primary – business!)

I tried researching using every search term I could think of, with no luck, and I couldn’t find anything even remotely similar on Worthpoint, eBay or any other site.

But wow!  Just look at the detail! 

Icelandic folklore is heavy into trolls and gnomes, and I had thought that perhaps these were gnomes.  However, when I posted a plea for information on Facebook, a friend says they are trolls (bad guys!)… which kind of shows in their facial expressions, right?

Anyway, the piece is very heavy yet probably fragile on the surface.

I love love love it and would love to see it go to someone who is as fascinated by folklore as I am.

Note: Items in our Wild Heart Gallery will soon also be published on their own website, Wild Heart dot Gallery.

Condition:   Very good

Dimensions:   about 18″H x 24″ W x 3.5″ D (eyeballed, as noted above)

Price:  $245.00, plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax of $13.48 for a total of $258.48.

Unless we’re having a sale, which would be listed here, our prices are firm.  

Shipping & Delivery:
  Shipping this item is not recommended because it is extremely heavy for its size but we’re also concerned that the surface may be fragile.  This is too cool an item to take chances with, and we would far rather transport it ourselves.  We can deliver within Lewiston-Auburn for a $15.00 delivery fee, or Gray/Portland (along the 202 Route, or just off it) early Wednesday mornings for the same $15.00. 

For other options, please review our most recent blog on Possible Delivery Options in the Next Week (use the search feature), or our Shipping & Delivery page at

Buying Details:  We are very low tech.  Payment can be made via PayPal, good check (please allow 1 week to clear if not known to us) or cash. 


Or you can email Linda at to arrange purchase, or for a somewhat faster response, text 207-740-2247.  Thanks!

All sales after expenses help support The Grief Warrior Project.


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4 Responses to Icelandic Lava Sculpture of Gnomes (or are they trolls?) – From Our Wild Heart Gallery

  1. Carson says:

    They could be the yule lads they are bug in icelandic culture

    Liked by 1 person

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