A Haida argillite figural group
Lot 1003
A Haida argillite ship pipe
Sold for US$ 17,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
A Haida argillite ship pipe
Elaborately carved with a bird perched at the prow, two opposing Euro-American figures seated at center, a variety of plant elements in between, a deckhouse with pierced windows aft, stylized tobacco leaves adorning the roof, not drilled for use.
length 10 1/2in

Footnotes

  • For an analysis of the stylistic characteristics that distinguish ship pipes from other types of argillite pipes, see Wright, Robin K., 1979, pp. 40-47. "Ship pipes perhaps display the most interesting evolution in style, becoming so abstract in their later forms as to obscure their origin as representations of Euro-American sailing ships and their crews."
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  1. Jim Haas
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    Bonhams
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  2. Ingmars Lindbergs
    Specialist - Native American
    Bonhams
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    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, 94103
    United States
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