August 25, 2013 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


Northwest Coast Wooden Carvings

lot of 5.  Includes a painted totem pole, height 13 in.; PLUS a carved fish-killing club with inlaid shell eyes.  Club with carving of a whale, length 12 in.; PLUS a painted rattle with cedar bark top knot, length 13.5 in.; PLUS a painted plaque, length 24.5 in.; AND an oar with carved and painted totemic images on both sides, length 23.5 in.
fourth quarter 20th century

Dr. Kent Vickery (1942 - 2011) grew up with parents who were avid collectors of Native American Southwestern arts and crafts. Kent started developing his own collection in the 1950's while on family vacations. Summer excursions to various Pueblos and to the Gallup Ceremonials sparked a true love in Kent and spurred him to earn his PhD from Indiana University in Anthropology/ Archaeology where he specialized in Ohio Valley archaeology. He taught at the University of Cincinnati in the Anthropology Department for almost 34 years and on retirement, he and his wife, Karen, moved to Woodland Park, CO.

Condition:Top figure on totem pole missing hands, all else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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