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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Totem pole carved of wood (cedar).

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1850 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12 metres (estimate)
    • Weight: 1.2 metres (estimate)
  • Curator's comments

    The BM Pictorial Collection owns two photographic prints of this totem pole in its original situ. See Am-B43-24 and Am-B43-25.

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton & Joyce 1910 Fig. 236 bibliographic details
    • Rhyne 2009 p. 212 bibliographic details
    • Attenborough 1976 p.30 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Great Court)

  • Exhibition history

    2008 7 Jun-Present, BM Great Court, Permanent display
    2006 15 Jul-2008 7 Jun, BM North Staircase, Permanent display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


Totem Pole

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Totem Pole

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