Northwest Coast Carved Wood Whale Effigy, c. 19th century, with flat bottom, the humpback with small drilled cavity, stylized mouth, and flared nostrils, with the remains of black and red painted details, lg. 20 in.
Provenance: Museum of the American Indian (Heye Foundation); Mathias Komor Gallery, New York.
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