A wonderful well carved and expertly painted yellow cedar hand carved totem pole. The totem is carved by master carver George Nelson who lived in the remote village of Quatsino sound and was active in the very early to mid 1900’s. He carved the famous sea lion house posts now housed at the museum of Anthropology at UBC. The totem features a Thunderbird , diving killer whale, seal and a bear eating a salmon at the bottom. Painted in classic Kwakiutl pigments of red, green, yellow and black. The totem stands 24″ tall and is in excellent condition, signed to the back. Reference Carvings and Commerce by Michael Hall and Pat Glascock page 111 illustration #81 shows an example of this artists work housed in the Museum of Vancouver’s collection. This fine example by a highly desirable artist will make a fine addition to anyone’s collection.