The totem depicts a Raven , strongman splitting a seal and bear at the base. I really like the expression on the face of the strongman as he struggles to tear the seal in two. This is a well documented story in Northwest Coast Mythology. These early totems quite often never had a separate attached base as is the case here, There is a wire hook on the back a owner used for hanging the pole, but it stands fine unsupported. These large early poles are very hard to come by these days.
The totem makes an 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. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates.
Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "FINE RARE LARGE OLD NORTHWEST COAST TLINGIT INDIAN CEDAR TOTEM c1900" is in sale since Friday, July 15, 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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