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Model Totem Pole

Attributed to Zacherias Nicholas (b. 1862 d. unknown)
(Master of the Chicago Settee) 
Haida 
Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

late 19th/ early 20th century

wood, paint
height: 26 ¾”

Inventory # N3729

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PROVENANCE

Cowan’s, Cincinnati, OH, September 10, 2010, lot 77                         

RELATED EXAMPLES      

For a similar example formerly in the Heye Foundation collected by George T. Emmons (see: Sotheby’s 2004, pg. 21)

University of British Columbia, Museum of Anthropology, Walter C. Koerner Collection,  Nos. A2529 and A2530

Field Museum, Chicago, IL, No. 17820 - See: Wright, Robin K. Zacherias and the Chicago Settee: Connection the Masterpiece to the Master. American Indian Art Magazine, 2009, 35(1), pgs. 68-75, for a mortuary pole by the same artist

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