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Amulet

Object Number:NA3364
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Bone
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1915

Description

Bone or ivory amulet likely made from carved walrus tusk. Possibly a shaman's pendant or amulet. Imagery on one side of a human figure with arms and legs extended outward. Two fish leap over the figure with their mouths open to catch a cylindrical object above the human. The bodies of the fish are carved with a line down the length of the body with four hash marks. The amulet has one perforation on the top.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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