A Haida argillite panel pipe (84) 21cm., a chip to the raven head and bear's snout
Lot 6
A Haida argillite panel pipe 21cm., a chip to the raven head and bear's snout
Sold for £3,120 (US$ 5,265) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Haida argillite panel pipe
Carved at the front of the pipe bowl with a bear seizing a sailor, the head missing, the central section in the form of a dragonfly, it's circular pupils inset with a pair of human faces, the underside carved as an anthropomorphic raven, 21cm., a chip to the raven head and bear's snout

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    For a pipe from the Etholén collection of similar design combining an insect, a raven, bears and humans cf. L. Drew and D. Wilson, Argillite. Art of the Haida, (North Vancouver 1980), p.72
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