Nuu-chah-nulth or Coast Salish model totem featuring Bird and Frog. This model pole features a bird wearing a hat over a frog, dating to around 1900. The bird is painted in age-mellowed grey, black, and white with spots on its chest. The frog is painted in burgundy pigments with white spots on its back. This charming pole was likely made by a Nuu-chah-nulth artist from Vancouver Island, although it could also be Coast Salish. 10"
PERIOD: Early 20th Century
ORIGIN: Northwest - Nuu-chah-Nulth, Native American