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A Haida argillite totem carving

Fourth-Quarter 19th Century
Possibly by Charles Edenshaw (1839-1920, Haida), the Pacific Northwest Coast argillite totem carving featuring a raven and a bear with a detachable base
Overall: 13.875" H x 3.75" W x 2.75" D

  • Provenance: Acquired during the Alaskan gold rush on an world tour with major stops in Alaska, China and Japan
    Thence by decent in the family, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Condition: Overall good condition with wear, dust accumulation, and minor scuffs and scratches commensurate with age. Stone with inherent surface-reaching fractures, inclusions, and abrasions. Base underside with two chipped holes occurring along an inherent fracture hairline, possibly dating to time of manufacture.

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