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)
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Gwa'sala Kwakwaka'wakw (Native American). 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
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Wooden standing figure. The figure stands on a base with hands resting on stomach, mouth open. Hair or headdress represented on the top of the head.Often these represented chiefly figures and would be dressed with blankets and given away during a potlatch.
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