Totem Pole


Location: On Display in the East Entrance

From: Canada | British Columbia | Graham Island | Masset

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 37727
Current Location East Entrance - On Display
Culture Haida
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Graham Island | Masset
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood
Iconography Bear | Sea Lion | Bear Cub | Raven | Chief

Newcombe calls it a memorial pole. Figures are probably a combination selected by a member of the Raven Family at Massett. From bottom: seated bear-mother eating sea-lion. Small figure between her ears is her near cub. Full-length raven has disjointed beak tongued into a groove 8" x 4 1/2. Seated on raven's head is human, probably chief, wearing dance-hat is four skyls (evidence of his wealth).

Credit Line John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900
Other Number 29-47-201 - Other Number

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