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An early Haida argillite sculpture of a woman with long hair and embroidered skirt
Close-up backside view of a nineteenth century Haida argillite carved female figure with long hair
Close-up view of the intricate coiffure of a Haida argillite sculpture of a female figure

Female Figure

Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

2nd Period (1835-65)

argillite

height: 9 ¾"

Inventory # N4253

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Provenance

Collected by Dr Bertrand Kingsbury Wilbur (1870-1945), scion of the Wilbur Chocolate Company.
Wilbur worked at the Sitka Mission Hospital, Sitka, AK, from 1894-1901. He recored his experiences in a memoir entitled J.A.M. (Just About Me), Medical Mission to Sitka Alaska.