Lot # 217
L'automne 2016 - 4e séance Live auction

Rufus Moody
1923 - 1998 Canadian Indigenous

Totem Pole
argillite sculpture with abalone inlay
signed and inscribed "Eagle, Sea Wolf Holding Two Whales, Raven Holding Beaverhouse, Human Face, Beaver, Human Face"
36 x 6 x 7 1/2 pouces  91.4 x 15.2 x 19cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Calgary
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, May 27, 2004, lot 142
Peter and Joanne Brown Collection, Vancouver

Rufus Moody was a Haida carver from Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, and is the son of noted carver Arthur Moody. This form of argillite, a slate-like stone, is found in only one place in the world - on reserve land near Skidegate - and its use is restricted by law to only the Haida. Moody was known to have gone on expeditions to extract argillite from the deposits there.

Estimation: 15,000 $ ~ 25,000 $ CAN  
Vendu pour: 35,400 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)

Tous les prix sont en dollars canadiens.

Nous avons fait en sorte d'assurer l'exactitude de l'information affichée, mais des erreurs ou oublis peuvent se produire. Toute acquisition est soumise à nos modalités et conditions.