Argillite – Killer Whale – VII B 1915.


Reproduction of an argillite carving from Haida artist Christian White that also represents the Knight in a chess set.

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This Killer Whale, which represents the Knight in a chess set, was created by Christian White and is 5.5 cm high. The argillite reproduction pieces in high density resin are moulded from casts of original argillite Haida carvings from the Canadian Museum of History’s collections. Argillite is a soft slate found only on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands); it was first quarried in the 1820’s on Slatechuck Mountain.

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