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Argillite totem pole by Haida artist Charles Edenshaw

Model Totem Pole

Charles Edenshaw (Tahayghen or Da.a xiigang, c. 1839-1920)
Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

late 19th century

argillite

height: 10 ⅛"

Inventory # N3999

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Provenance

Descended through the British family of William Browne, an engineer working on the Canadian railways in the 19th and early 20th century

Related Examples

Brown, Steven C.  The Spirit Within. New York: Rizzoli, 1995, pg. 145

Brown, Steven C. Native Visions: Evolution in Northwest Coast Art from the Eighteenth Through the Twentieth Century.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998, pg. 114