Tlingit Totem Pole
Artist: Tlingit Charles Bennett Sr (1882-1949)
Materials: Yellow Cedar, black, red and blue trade pigments
Dimensions: 15 1/2” Tall , base 3 1/3” x 2 2/3”
Description: A great expressive totem pole featuring a Raven, Frog and bear at the bottom, Nice original condition with great original paints. “ Alaska 1932” on bottom of base.
For examples of this carver work, please see Carvings and Commerce ( Hall and Glascock) page 92, illustration #52 . Important carver of his generation and this totem is an excellent example of his early style.