Arts of the Americas
Wood, hair, red pigment
late 19th century
53 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 6 in. (135.9 x 36.8 x 15.2 cm) (show scale)
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Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw. Wooden Figure, late 19th century. Wood, hair, red pigment, 53 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 6 in. (135.9 x 36.8 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1118.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1118.1_bw.jpg)
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This type of wooden sculpture could be given in a potlatch. Old photographs show them wearing blankets over their torsos. It is a standing male figure with facial features clearly marked. Roll of hair or headdress on top of head.
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