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House Post [Object of the Day- #50]


By: Ashley Harper

This 19th century house post comes from the Tlingit culture of northwest Alaska. This house post ┬áis an excellent example of the artistry and skill of the Tlingit people. It was made for the Kaagwaantaan clan or wolf clan. It’s iconography centers on the wolf and the bear. The house post is carved of wood […]

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