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possibly American Haida (Kaigani) second half of the 19th century


unpainted wood totem, the back hollowed out, inscribed on back

"384/137112 Alaska Bought by Mother 1897", with Sotheby's tag

from sale November 8, 1977 described as "Tlingit wood totem,

unpainted, in the form of a seated bear surmounted on the figure of 'the strong man of the sea' standing atop a fish with the fins to either side, the figure naturalistically portrayed with strongly pronounced facial features, wearing a clow crown-like headdress".


Provenance: Nuytten Collection (3107); Sotheby's November 8, 1977 lot 38

Size in inches: 26.25 h x 4.5 w x 3.75 d



A carved wood totem inscribed 'Alaska Bought by Mother 1897', possibly Haida

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