Old Totem Pole, Thunderbird, Wolf, Whale and Man
- Type: Totem
Interesting piece of Art
This is a very detailed and beautifully carved Model Totem Pole, showing the Thunderbird over the Wolf over the Killer Whale over Man.
It's not signed as is not unusual for pieces this age, estimated age 1960's-70's. The carving is really exceptional, high quality craftsmanship. The origin is unknown. Solid red cedar, painted in traditional colors black and red, very powerful.
It might have had a restoration on the neck of the Thunderbird but if so, it's very well made and really difficult to say for sure. Please have a close look at the images, I have provided close-ups.
Measurements: 16" tall, 9 1/2" wingspan, pole is 3" x 2 3/4" (41 cm tall, 24 cm wingspan, pole is 8 x 7 cm)