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that is a shrine to cthulhu!!!I-)
I'd hate to think that a creature had to die to provide me with an unnecessary item like a candleholder. It's abhorrent to me...
ummm...I'd hate to think why you thought this was made of real octopus.
...and how would you know it's dead? It could just be well-trained.
It would appear to be sculpted in ceramic and glazed. Possibly sculpted otherwise to make a mold and slip-cast, if the artist is intending to make multiple of them.
Classof65, I had the same reaction at first. It is ceramic, but I like your way of thinking. Better to be overly concerned, than not concerned enough.