Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
ca. 1840-60
wood, paint, including Chinese vermilion,
metal, fibre
height: 13"



old native repair to crack on reverse, otherwise no restoration or repair


Ader Picard Tajan, Hotel Drouot 10/26/78
Armand Trampitsch collection, Paris, France
Sotheby's N.Y. 4/27/84 lot 59
Private collection, Scottsdale, AZ
David Stock, Scottsdale, AZ
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, New York, NY
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Private collection, Toronto, ON


Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. No. 19/1704 - See: Tangible Visions, Wardwell, The Monacelli Press, 1996, No. 380 for another example by the same hand

National Museum of Man, No. VII-X-208 – See: Masterpieces of Indian and Eskimo Art From Canada, Societe des Amis du Musee de l’Homme, Paris, 1969 pl. 100

Smithsonian Institution, No. 20/874 – See: Collins, Henry B. De Laguna, Frederica. Carpenter, Edmund. Stone, Peter. The Far North: 2000 Years of Eskimo and Indian Art. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1973, pg. 264, pl. 343

National Museum of the American Indian, Cat. Nos. 9/7995 and 11/3846 – See: Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pgs 248 - 249, plates 367- 368

Royal British Columbia Museum, Cat.No.114 – See: Ibid, pg.249, pl.369

Private collection – See: Ibid, pg 248, pl. 366

Sotheby’s, New York, May 8, 2006, lot 42 (296,000 USD)

Sotheby’s, New York, October 5, 2006, lot 11 ($430,000 USD)

Donald Ellis Gallery Catalogue, 2011, pg. 7 ($350,000 USD)