Price Realized: $
Date: 2000
Artist: Charles Joseph
Medium: polychrome carved cedar headdress with articulated beak, trimmed with cedar bark and feathers, on a display stand
Dimensions: 27 x 44 x 11 in. (68.6 x 111.8 x 27.9 cm) | height on stand: 31 in. (78.7 cm)

signed, titled & dated on the base
Note: The Huxwhukw is a crest of the Kwakiutl tribe, and one of three mythological cannibal birds. The Huxwhukw (or Huk-Huk) is generally depicted with a very long chisel-shaped beak, which according to folklore it uses to crack open the skulls of its victims. Depictions often feature: black, red and white clothing; flared nostrils; skull imagery; and often combine several bird heads. These elements are all present in this fine example.

LOT: 152

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