Qwa.a rudee or xoodee (chest)

Photo: Paul Macapia

Qwa.a rudee or xoodee (chest)

ca. 1885

Argillite and wood
4 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (11.4 x 15.9 x 3.8 cm)
Gift of John H. Hauberg
Provenance: William James, Juneau, Alaska, until 1972; John H. Hauberg, Seattle, Washington, 1972-1991; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistoryCalgary, Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Pipes That Won't Smoke; Coal That Won't Burn, 1981-1982

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Box of Daylight, September 15, 1983 - January 8, 1984
Published ReferencesThe Spirit Within: Northwest Coast Native Art from the John H. Hauberg Collection, Seattle Art Museum, 1995, pg. 146

Holm, Bill, Box of Daylight: Northwest Coast Indian Art, Seattle Art Museum, University of Washington Press, 1983, no. 183, p. 108, illus.

Sheehan, Carol, Pipes That Won't Smoke; Coal That Won't Burn: Haida Sculpture in Argillite, Calgary: Glenbow Museum, 1981, no. 85, p. 168

Holm, Bill, Will the Real Charles Edenshaw Please Stand Up? The Problem of Attribution in Northwest Coast Indian Art, in The World is as Sharp as a Knife: An Anthology in Honour of Wilson Duff, Edited by Donald N. Abbott. Victoria, BC: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1981, fig. 37

Federal Archives (Seattle), Photo Album 3, print #695, shows this argillite chest with "Sydney Campbell?a wood carver" in a posed picture.

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