Drum Item Number: 863/5 a-c from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Cylindrical-like shaped wood drum (part a) carved in the form of a sea lion with a wolf-like head, a long body, shallow carved and painted front flippers and a triangular shaped end consisting of two hind flippers formed together with a rectangular tail in between. The head has a long protruding snout with carved eyes, nostrils and bared teeth. The drum is painted black, red and green with Northwest Coast stylized designs. Parts b-c are the stand for the drum. Each is a rectangular unpainted wooden block with a shallow rectangular indentation for holding the body of the drum.

History Of Use

To be used with the dance displaying Calvin Hunt's inherited Thunderbird privileges.

Narrative

Commissioned by the Museum of Anthropology.