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Sphinx figure made of wood (pine), plaster.
- Found/Acquired: Masset
- (Americas,North America,Canada,British Columbia,Haida Gwaii,Graham Island,Masset)
- Height: 74.5 centimetres
- Width: 36 centimetres
- Depth: 37 centimetres
- Weight: 18 kilograms
Register comment from 1896:
"in a deserted village near Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands. Found in a pit in a house. Carved by Simeon Silthda, a Haida, from a picture in an illustrated Bible shown him by Rev. Wm. Collison between 1874 & 1878". There is an additional note that the object was obtained from "[Clarke]".
1980 Feb-1983 Aug, Museum of Mankind, Room 9; Art Made for Strangers: Haida Argillite Carving
1993-95, London, Museum of Mankind, 'Treasures of the Americas'
2012 14 Jan-29 Apr, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- Am1896C3.1202 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: ENA5654
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