A fine rare early Northwest Coast Tlingit hand Indian hand carved yellow cedar totem dating from circa 1900's. The totem depicts great well carved imagery standing bear and a grimacing shaman painted in great old and subtle pigments of red, brown and black. The totem stands 11 1/4" tall on a rectangular base measuring 2 7/8" x 1 1/2. Note the slight hollow back typical of very early totems. The totem is in very good condition with a nice patina from great age, there is a possibility that a small sliver at the back of the base is missing, but the totem stands firm and stable.
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.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "richmojoe" and is located in Northwest Coast. This item can be shipped worldwide.