Standing Potlatch Figure
Arts of the Americas
late 19th century
60 11/16 x 14 3/16 x 5 1/2 in. (154.1 x 36 x 14 cm) (show scale)
Brooklyn Museum Collection
Carved potlatch figure, standing with hands resting on stomach and mouth open. Hair or headdress represented on the top of the head. Often these sculptures represented chiefly figures and would be dressed with blankets and given away during a potlatch.
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Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw. Standing Potlatch Figure, late 19th century. Wood, 60 11/16 x 14 3/16 x 5 1/2 in. (154.1 x 36 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1118.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1118.2_view1_bw.jpg)
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