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Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

Female figure

Female figure

19th century

This woman would be called enyentutu, a "cool person," who knows how to kneel before authority. She gives freely with both hands, the greatest gesture of generosity.
Wood, indigo, paint
6 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 4 3/16 in. (17.15 x 6.99 x 10.64 cm)
Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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