Aboriginal Carving Thunderbird (Damaged)- Carved by Ellery Cootes
Carver: Ellery Cootes
Dimensions: 11”x 4”x 0.25”
Damaged* Has a small crack in the head of the carving, see photos for outlined damage information
Thunderbird: This great bird, living high in the mountains is one of the most powerful of all the spirits, the personification of Chief and protector of people. The flapping of wings was thought to be the sound of thunder, and lightning flashed from his eyes. He is distinguished from eagle by the curled 'ears' or feather tufts on the top of his head. These are believed by some to be power symbols.