Nuu-chah-nulth Totem Pole
Materials: Yellow cedar and pigment
Artist: Nuu-chah-nulth . Jimmy John (1876-1978). he was born in Friendly Cove, British Columbia. Jimmy John was a well-known and well-liked Nuu-chah-nulth artist who began carving in the early 20th century. Once chief of the Yuquot, he was a carver of totem poles, masks and silver jewelry. He died in Nanaimo in 1978. Jimmy John was a direct descendant of Chief Maquinna.
Dimensions: 10 ½” H x 8 ¼” wingspan, base 2 1/8” x 2 1/8”
Description: Thunderbird, diving whale, bentwood box. Clean wing repair noted, appears to be signed faintly in pencil to wings