Lot 18A: A Fine Tlingit Stopper or Staff Finial

A Fine Tlingit Stopper or Staff Finial, Tlingit; BC, Canada; Alaska, USA. In the form of a stylized wolf (?) head with high thin ears, classical eyes, pigmented black, in deep concave orbits, the snout abstracted and curving downward, the mouth with red pigment above a small section pierced for attachment - possibly a fragment of a larger object that was kept and reused due to its beauty and age. Exceptional carving. H. 5"

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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