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$ 185,000

Tsimshian Tribe Raven Totem Pole

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials carved western red cedar
Dimensions
H. 109.5 in;
H. 278.13 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1880
Description From the Pacific northwest

The symbols used on Tsimshian totem poles depict clan affiliations and symbols of other important animals to their tribe. Often they were commissioned to document stories and histories of a particular family. From the top the totem depicts:

Moon with a face of a raven
Mountain goat with cloven hoof
A female ancestor figure
Head and forelegs of a bear

Provenance: Bequeathed to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 1994; consigned to Concept Art Gallery auction, Pittsburgh April, 2018.
Styles / Movements American Indian, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 311908
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