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Pile Driver

Nuxalk
Central Coast British Columbia

Pre-contact

stone

height: 12 ½"
width: 9 ¼"

Inventory # N2055

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PROVENANCE

Collected by Hudson Bay factor George Clayton at Bella Coola between 1869 and 1877, then by descent through his daughter’s family, the Clayton Christiansens.

RELATED EXAMPLES

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia – See: People of the Potlatch, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1956, pl. 38

Philadelphia Museum of Art, No. 50-134-483 – See: Ibid, pl. 52, and Images Stone B.C., Duff, University of Washington Press, 1975, pl. 97

Museum of Anthropology, Nos. 1853 and A1852 – See: Art of the Northwest Coast Indians, Inverartity, University of California Press, 1950, pls. 53 and 54