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A small wood totem pole with a human and raven attributed to Zacherias Nicholas - Donald Ellis Gallery
Profile view of an expressively carved and painted wooden model totem pole - Donald Ellis Gallery

Model Totem Pole

attributed to Zacherias Nicholas (b. 1862 d. unknown), Master of the Chicago Settee
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

late 19th / early 20th century

wood, paint

height: 26 ¾"

Inventory # N3729



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


Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2011, pg. 65                 


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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