Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE! A fine old Northwest Coast Tsimshian Indian hand carved and painted totem pole circa 1920-30's. This is one of two great totems by Eli we're currently offering. The totem is a model of the famous Chief Johnsons pole that was ericted in Ketchikan in 1901 and depicts great well carved imagery featuring Kadjuk (Golden Eagle) , below sat twin servants of Raven who sits belwo them, followed by fog woman who holds two salmon by the tails.
Beautifully carved and painted in great old and original pigments. The totem stands 7 1/4" Tall with a rectangualr base measuring 2 3/4" x 2 1/8 and is in excellent condition for its age with no repairs or damages and excellent well preserved paints. See illustration #60 for a pole with identical imagery illustrated.In The photo on page 96 that shows Eli carving and at his bench with a group of totems you can make out one that bears the same imagery on the bottom shelf beside his right hand. One of the nicest Eli Tait poles that we've had the pleasure to own and I'm very fond of his color palette choice on this particular totem. This museum quality totem makes a impressive display item and a fine addition to anyone's collection. Please check out other current offerings including a great Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Kwakiutl totem poles, many historic baskets de-accessioned from museum collections including Salish, Haida , Tsimshian , Cowlitz and Tlingit examples.
Also some great early Inuit carvings. More than just a pretty picture.
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Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "FINE OLD NORTHWEST COAST TSIMSHIAN CEDAR TOTEM c1920 ELI TAIT (1872-1949)#1" is in sale since Monday, December 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "richmojoe" and is located in Northwest Coast.
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