Copper currency shield
- Art Funded
- 84 x 70 cm
- Presented by
- Anonymous through The Art Fund
On the upper portion is painted a figure of the bear in the highly conventional style of the region. The outlines are emphasised by incised lines, apparently executed at a later date. Such shields formed a very valuable unit of wealth in former times.
Haidia chief's family, Massett, Queen Charlotte Islands.
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