Lot 28: 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"

Property of an East Coast private collector

Ex. Private Berkeley CA. collection.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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