- Museum number
Sphinx figure made of wood (pine), plaster.
- Production date
Height: 74.50 centimetres
Weight: 18 kilograms
Width: 36 centimetres
Depth: 37 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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]".
- On display (G26/dc22)
- Exhibition history
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
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1896C3.1202 (old CDMS no.)