Tlingit Carved Halibut Hook

heavily used hook with carved imagery of a singing human figure, frog on chest; cotton cord wrapping; iron hook
length 10.75 in. x width 5 in.
second half 19th century


Reddish pigment on top and back of figure's head.  Does not appear to be repair work.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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