Date: 
Identifier: 
T0162
Description: 
This representation of an important leader or honored ancestor was prominently displayed at potlatches. These figures affirmed a chief's claims to hunting and fishing rights and his privileges to own prestigious masks and rattles. This figure wears a cedar bark headring, a symbol of chiefly status, and holds a copper, a item of wealth. His upwardly pointing index finger may imply his elevated status.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 15 in ; height 50 in ; width 13.5 in
depth 18 in ; height 50.25 in ; width 18 in
Format: