Wood sculpture was a fundamental form of artistic expression among the men of the Northwest Coast tribes, and objects carved and painted in their distinctive style were eagerly sought by tourists and collectors. These two Tlingit sculptures, dated circa 1890, likely illustrate the story of Salmon Boy, a youth who lived for a time with the Salmon People in their supernatural realm beneath the sea.
Phoebe A Hearst Museum of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley
Scott Catalogue USA: 3873c
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Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.3