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An early 19th century Haida argillite sculpture of a European sea captain with an inlaid face made of marine mammal ivory

Sea Captain Figure

Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

ca. 1840

argillite, marine mammal ivory

height: 12 ¾"

Inventory # N3423

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acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


Exhibited

The Exotics Exhibition 1991, The Royal Pavilion Art Gallery & Museum, Brighton, UK

RELATED EXAMPLES

Drew, Leslie and Wilson, Douglas. Argillite: Art of the Haida. Vancouver: Hancock House Publishers, 1989, pg. 191

Hoover, Alan L., Macnair, Peter L. The Magic Leaves: A History of Argillite Carving. Vancouver: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1984, pl. 73