59 Like the raven rattle mentioned earlier, this figurine was acquired on die Queen Charlotte Islands more than 100 years ago. Certain stylistic elements, however, indicate that it is of Heiltsuk origin. It is not known how the piece came into Haida possession. The figure might represent a mythical person riding on die water-blowing monster. It is likely that this is a curi¬osity made to be sold to white men. (41 cm; NMM)

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