Carved whale

Native American (Tsimshian)
about 1870


Object Place: Central Coast, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions

Length x width: 198.1 x 50.8 cm (78 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

2012.152

Medium or Technique

Red cedar, paint

On View

Rickabaugh Family Lobby (LG30.4)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Wood Carvings / Turnings

Provenance

By the 1970s, Robert Stopel, London; 1970s, sold by Stopel to Merton Simpson, New York; October 23, 1982, sale (consigned by Merton Simpson), Sotheby’s, New York, lot 175, unsold; January 18, 2011, sale (consigned by Merton Simpson), Christie’s, New York, lot 147, unsold; 2011, sold by Simpson to John Molloy Gallery, New York; 2012, sold by Molloy to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by The Karolik Society