totem pole

Wooden model totem pole depicting a thunderbird with wings outstretched, standing on a bear's head. The bear is holding a green anthropomorphic or zoomorphic figure. It is decorated with polychrome pigments. On the reverse is pasted a note about the symbolism of the figure and its history.

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