Brooch

About this object

Narrative

Item number 101 in the catalogue "Bill Reid: a Retrospective Exhibition" (1974; Vancouver Art Gallery).

Physical description

Rectangular brooch, or pendant of halibut fisherman design. Rectangular dark background; an animal sits with a long straight back, a large head with sharp pointed teeth, knees bent, tail curled, holding in its clawed hands the mouth of a halibut attached to a fishing line. A raised silver border surrounds the image. The back has a brooch pin as well as a loop, for hanging it as a pendant on a chain. HAIDA ART / Reid inscription on back.