Lot 10. A NORTHWEST COAST, HAIDA, ENGRAVED CLUB

Starting price:$ 80 000
Auction date:14.10.2020   10:00 UTC -04:00
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Lot 10 | A NORTHWEST COAST, HAIDA, ENGRAVED CLUB
A NORTHWEST COAST, HAIDA, ENGRAVED CLUB

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, Canada, 19th century

Carved in the form of a killer whale, this club has a pierced, circular pommel and grooved grip. The expanding blade is of rectangular form with seven triangular cutouts along the lower edge, and depicts totemic animals, including a bird with recurved beak on the posterior section. The flattened upper edge is decorated with a series of vertebrae. Overall the club has an aged, creamy patina and remnants of red ochre at the teeth.

25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm) long

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