gyaaGang (Model Totem Pole)

About this object

Narrative

Item number 190 in the catalogue "Bill Reid: a Retrospective Exhibition" (1974; Vancouver Art Gallery).

Specific techniques

Said to be made of fossil ivory.

Physical description

Carved ivory pole with a slight taper to the top. Depicted is a beaver wearing a three-ringed hat. Beaver has two large protruding teeth. It holds a stick in its front paws; an inverted frog rests against its lower legs. There is a deep crack on one side.