Charles Ratton, Paris, France
This rare sculpture is stylistically similar to some of the earliest objects collected on the southern Northwest Coast.
For a mask believed to be collected by Captain James Cook between 1750-75 bearing very similar facial features, now in the Museo Ethnographico, Florence – see: King 1979, pg. 45
For a 19th century example – see: Ewing, 1982, pgs. 83 and 84