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Object #25.0/277
Object nameFigural Group, Argillite
Culture of OriginHaida
Maker or ArtistCharles Edenshaw
DimensionsH: 10.0 cm, L: 8.8 cm, W: 5.0 cm
Exhibit LabelThis figure group is a finial from the lid of an elaborately carved argillite chest, the other parts of which are in the United States National Museum. This is the work of Charles Edensaw, one of the great Haida artists. Here, a bear holds the twisted body of a man in its jaws. (Holm, Crooked Beak of Heaven, 1972)
SourceMrs. Anne Gerber
CreditSidney Gerber Memorial Collection

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