Property from an old Chicago area collection
Two Northwest Coast totem poles
The shorter of the two slightly concave at back, carved in bold relief to depict a wolf below the head of another totemic creature, a hawk perched at top, with black and faint green pigments; the larger unpainted and carved in full relief, fastened to a disk base, delicately sculpted to reveal an animal head surmounted by a bear devouring a fish, a beaver at top, fine incised and carved details throughout.
height 14 1/2 and 18 1/4in
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