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Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole

Auction:
2563B
Lot:
370
Sold for:
$6,518$5,500

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2563B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 24, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, c. early 20th century, attributed to Sam Williams, NuChalnulth, by Robin Wright, hollow back, figures include a raven, a shaman eating a frog, and a tribal chief eating a frog, painted with commercial pigments, ht. 156 in.

Provenance: Collected in 1953; Paul and Joan Gluck Collection; purchased at Skinner September 2001.

Exhibitions: Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 2008.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Keywords

Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Totem Pole, Robin Wright, Sam Williams, tribal chief, Joan Gluck, Paul Gluck, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Anthropology of religion, Native American art, Native American religion, Northwest Coast art, Sculpture, Totem, Totem pole

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