Bear and Human Infant Mortuary Pole

SGang Gwaay, Ninstints ( Nans Dins ), Haida Gwaii

If you look closely at this Haida mortuary pole you can see that it depicts a bear and human infant. Unlike the other mortuary poles at SGang Gwaay, this mortuary pole doesn't have great symmetry. The Haida watchmen said a master carver did one side of the mortuary pole before passing away. His apprentice then finished the mortuary pole. I also learned the carver was from Raspberry Cove.