Medium: Cedar wood, pigment
Dimensions: 116 1/4 x 27 x 13 in. (295.3 x 68.6 x 33 cm)
Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
Accession Number: 05.588.7418
Catalogue Description: Large sculpture of a standing wood figure called a speaker figure that would have been placed outside a house where, through its hollow mouth, the chief's orator would make announcements for the community. The figure stands with arms slight bent at the sides of the figure's body. The legs are bent too. The head is oversized in proportion to the body and the neck is short. Wide bands of black eyebrows overhang large almond-shaped eyes. Nose is long and triangular; mouth is large and open. On the chin is a carved and painted goatee. Condition: fair; surface wear overall with spongy wooden areas throughout. Second photograph is the figure in situ in the village in Smith Inlet.