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Carved pendant with a figure carved vertically over the curved front surface, with its head at the bottom. Pendant has a hole drilled through at the figure's feet, for hanging. Artist inscription on back: "JD Entuc 03".

Iconographic Meaning

The name of the figure is Entuc or Entuck (also written Andaokot). It can be translated as 'mucus-made' or 'snot boy'. This relates to a creation story of the Nuu-chah-nulth, in which a woman, who lost her child to the Woman of the Woods, blew her nose and threw the mucus on the ground, and over the course of four days it transformed into a baby boy.

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