Argillite – Sea Monster Box – VII B 1910.


Reproduction of an argillite Haida carving.

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This square box by a Haida artist depicts Sea Monster: 6.25 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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