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A HAIDA ARGILLITE BOWL
A HAIDA ARGILLITE BOWL

JOSHUA WORK (YAEHLNAO)

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A HAIDA ARGILLITE BOWL
JOSHUA WORK (YAEHLNAO)
carved in the form of a beaver, its tapering head with pointed oval eyes, a prominent snout and broad open mouth, baring long upper incisors and grasping a chewing stick, an extended forepaw holding each end, the eyes, teeth and stick inlaid with abalone shell, the front and hind legs with stippled pattern and framing a pointed oval cavity, with formline design on the flanks and crosshatched tail with inverted maskette carved in relief
Length: 11½ in. (29.1 cm.)
Provenance
Ex-collection: Paul Rabut, Westport, CT
Post lot text
For a similar work by Joshua Work see Barbeau, 1954, p. 29, fig. 39.
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