This Wasco (Sea Wolf) argillite sculpture was carved by Haida artist Jack Pollard in 1986.
Wasco is a prominent mythological creature from Haida legend. It is a giant sea monster with the head and tail of Wolf and the dorsal fin and blowhole of Killer Whale. He has the ability to move both on land and in water, terrorizing Haida villages and hunting killer whales to feed his family.
This piece measures 4 1/4 inches or 11 centimeters long, 1 1/4 inches or 3 1/4 centimeters wide, and 2 inches or 5 centimeters high.
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