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Northwest Coast Painted Wood Carving

Auction:
2506
Lot:
413
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Northwest Coast Painted Wood Carving, Tlingit (?), c. 19th century, a totem pole style form, the base a stylized animal head, the avian figure above with its beak extended to base, above the bird is a frog above that a human torso, the stylized head with hair tufts, painted with black, blue-green, and red pigments, (arms missing, wood loss), ht. 16 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Anthropology of religion, Beak, Native American art, Native American religion, Northwest Coast art, Sculpture, Tlingit, Totem, Totem pole

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