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Rare Northwest Coast Carved Wood Shaman Figure

Auction:
2506
Lot:
414
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Northwest Coast Carved Wood Shaman Figure, Tlingit, 19th century, the human figure with bent knee is gazing up and wearing a bear's ear headdress, traces of red pigment on body and red and black detail to face, the figure stands on the back of a stylized sculpin (?) fish, with incised and painted detail in dark blue, black, blue-green, and red, (wood loss, repairs), ht. 14 1/2, lg. of fish 16 3/4 in.
Estimate $12,000-16,000

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