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Female Figure

Haida
Attributed to “the Jenna Cass carver”
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

early 19th century

wood, paint, cloth, hair, spruce gum
height: 19˝

Inventory # N3861

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PROVENANCE  

Collected in Puget Sound, WA, by Captian William Martain, in 1828
Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA, (1923)

RELATED EXAMPLES 

For 3 figures by the same artist see:
Grimes, John, Feest, Christian, and Curran, Mary Lou. Uncommon Legacies: Native American Art From the Peabody Essex Museum.  New York: American Federation of the Arts, 2002, pgs. 134-135, pl. 48

Holm, Bill and Vaughan, Thomas. Soft Gold: The Fur Trade and Cultural Exchange on The Northwest Coast of America. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1982, pgs. 160-161, pls. 135 and 136

For a group of masks by the same artist see:
Grimes, ibid., 2002, pgs. 150-151, pl. 58

Holm, ibid., 1982, pgs. 96-97, pls. 60 and 61

Macnair, Peter, Joseph, Robert and Grenville, Bruce.  Down From the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast. Vancouver: Douglas & MacIntyre, 1998, pg. 69, pl. 43

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