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Haida, sculpture

“Portrait Figure,” Haida, made in British Columbia, Canada, c. 1840 CE. (L.2018.35.9) Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

From the Met’s description on its website, “The Haida woman represented in this carved figure wears a pleated cotton dress and holds what appears to be a wafer.” The dress appears to have a greenish color. The hands, face, and hair of the woman, along with the wafer all are the natural brown color of the wood.

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