Carving representing a halibut

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Culture/People
probably Heiltsuk (Bella Bella) (attributed); formerly identified as Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Collector
Dorr F. Tozier (D. F. Tozier), Non-Indian, 1843-1946
Previous owner
Dorr F. Tozier (D. F. Tozier), Non-Indian, 1843-1946
Seattle Land and Improvement Company
Fred E. Sander (Fred Everett Sander), Non-Indian, 1854-1921
Seller
Seattle Land and Improvement Company
Fred E. Sander (Fred Everett Sander), Non-Indian, 1854-1921
Seller agent
George Louis Berg (G. L. Berg), Non-Indian, 1868-1941
Object Name
Carving representing a halibut
Media/Materials
Wood, paint
Techniques
Carved, painted
Dimensions
64.5 x 18.3 x 2.4 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
South coast; British Columbia; Canada
Date created
1880-1905
Collection History
Collected between 1894 and 1907 by Captain Dorr F. Tozier (1843-1926, associated with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service); Tozier's collection was purchased in 1909 by the Washington State Art Association (Seattle, Washington); when the Association defaulted on its payments for the collection in 1916, it became the property of the Seattle Land Improvement Company, owned by Fred E. Sander (1854-1921); in 1917, George Louis Berg (1868-1941, director of the Washington State Art Association) negotiated on Fred Sander’s behalf to sell the collection, which was purchased that year by MAI using funds donated by MAI’s Board of Trustees.
Catalog Number
6/9100
Barcode
069100.000
See related items
Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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