I really don’t know what this is.

I found it in a file folder containing pictures from my trip to The Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2012. I recall taking the picture thinking, “Hmm… this could be use in my games as an evil artifact of some kind.”

But then I forgot about it until now. (And why didn’t I take picture of the art’s description?)

I’ve done an internet search for the artist and the image, but have come up with naught.

What is this?

And how would you use it in your games?