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Northwest Coast Argillite Panel Pipe

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
388
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Northwest Coast Argillite Panel Pipe, Haida, c. 1860s, classic openwork form, very finely carved with a reclining raven with long open beak, a humanoid figure holds its beak, with its knees supporting the bird's wings, another creature rests against the human figure as well as against another bird with a long beak and crest, which is bent forward at the front of the pipe, (one end broken and missing), lg. 9 3/4, ht. 3 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Ottawa.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Part of the one end missing.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Ottawa, Argillite, Barnell Bohusk, Beak, Cultural depictions of ravens, Culture, Haida, Human behavior, Literature, Mythologies of the indigenous peoples of North America, Ravens, The Raven, Welsh mythology

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