A Tlingit bentwood box
Lot 1049W
A Tlingit bentwood box
Sold for US$ 10,575 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property from the collection of Dr. Robert H. Ruby, Moses Lake, WA
A Tlingit bentwood box
Unsigned, kerfed on three corners and fastened with wood pegs at the fourth, similarly held to a flat wood base, painted in characteristic formline fashion on all four sides, viewed from one corner to depict the large-scale composite face of a bear, the paws raised below the enormous head, the opposite side worked similarly and portraying a distinct totemic creature, a humanoid face below its jaw, with a fitted square lid inset with opercula shells.
height 22 1/2in, width 18in
See illustration

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