From card: "Carved surface is representation of a supernatural being. Haliotis shell inset representing eyes. Carving executed in characteristic Maori style, which differs somewhat in detail from the technique of that of the Indians of the Northwest Pacific Coast, but resembles the conventionalized bear of the Haida and Tlinkit. Probably executed with nephrite chisel. Painted a dull red. Illus. in Proceedings, USNM, vol. 79, Art. 30; Pl. 12; p. 54."