Totem Pole Model


From: Canada | British Columbia | Queen Charlotte Islands

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 41-24-443
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Haida
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment

Two-part wooden carving of a totem pole. The base is carved into the shape of a frog with a mortise hole in the back to accept the tenoned pole portion, which is carved from a single piece of wood. The pole tapers to a slightly narrower top than bottom. The back of the pole is hollowed out and the front is carved into various figures, then painted black. From the frog base upward is possibly a bear devouring a frog, a raven, and possibly a woman who became a bear.

Height 68.5 cm
Width 12 cm
Depth 20 cm
Credit Line Exchange with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1941
Other Number 25-27-162 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number

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