Eagle Sculpture

About this object


These carved eagles (parts a-b) were found hidden at the rear of Johnny Wallace's house. They possibly went above the front of a bighouse.

Cultural context


Iconographic meaning

May represent Kolus, the younger brother of Thunderbird.

Physical description

Large wooden sculpture carved in the form of an eagle and painted yellow or faded green with black, white and red stylized designs. Missing its wings. Has carved legs; only one claw remains. Its chest has a painted face, while the lower body holds detailing representative of a bird. The head has carved eyes and a protruding nose; the sides have painted ovoids. The lower part of the beak is missing.