This Nuu-chah-nulth model pole features a fantastic, glossy paint job that is eye-catching and unique. The painting is crisp and precise, and really sets this pole apart. The top figure is eagle (or possibly another raptor) over an inverted killer whale and a bear. The killer whale has a face painted on its tail. The compact carving and stunning paint job on this pole help identify it as a highly refined Nuu-chah-nulth carving from the 1930s. The vivid colors and geometric angles worked into the composition reflect an art deco sensibility that informed the choices the artist made in its creation. A stunning and highly desirable piece of Northwest Coast art. 16"
PERIOD: Mid 20th CenturyORIGIN: Northwest - Nuu-chah-Nulth, Native American