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Carving

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Object Number:29-175-457
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kwakiutl
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver Island
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Bone
Pigment
Shell
Iconography:Human Figure
Length: 62 cm
Width: 38 cm
Depth: 25 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:6/8820 - Collector Number

Description

Crudely carved representing human. Modified columnar shape. Groteque extended arms (consisting primarily of hand) of thin slab of bone fitted and nailed on to bone figure. Instead of legs, the bottom section curls forward and upward so that from the side the profile resembles a hook. Fine ridges are carved on the end of this protrusion. Abdomen and buttock areas protrude somewhat. Face is crudely shaped with slit for mouth and insertion of white shells with black centers for eyes. Red coloring covers face and ears. part of head, shoulder area and bottom section ooze brown grease.

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