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Model Pole, late 19th-early 20th century

Unknown (Haida Artist)

argillite
47 x 9.9 x 4.7 cm
Gift of Mira Godard, Toronto, 2004
National Gallery of Canada (no. 41573)

Carved argillite. Concave back, front carved with seated bear holding a frog in its forepaws, sucking at the tongue of a cub in the bear's mouth, and three potlatch rings at the top between two seated human figures wearing European hats, their hands clasped around their ankles.

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