Image Resources | Currently on View in Michael and Patricia McCrory & Richard and Rebecca Feldman Gallery (K214)

plate in the form of an eagle

Haida people


Carving in argillite stone is "tourist" art, and has been for over a century.

Although argillite carvings are made for outsiders, their subject matter derives from traditional sources, for example, a totemic eagle.

Argillite is soft when first mined and can be carved easily.

Object Information

culture
Haida people
creation date
1920-1950
materials
argillite (black slate)
dimensions
2-3/8 x 10-1/4 x 14-1/4 in.
accession number
62.208
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J.W.Alsdorf
copyright
No Known Rights Holder
collection
Native Arts of the Americas
colors