From: Alaska | Klukwan (uncertain)
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Alaska | Klukwan (uncertain)|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Locus||Klukwan Dagisdinaa Clan?|
|Materials||Copper | Caribou Hide | Musk Ox Horn | Abalone Shell | Wood|
Dagger made from copper. The blade has two longitudinal grooves on either side of a center line- a result of a reinforcing rib of copper added to strengthen the blade. The hilt is an extension of the blade covered by two pieces of wood wrapped with a caribou hide strip. The pommel is made from copper and represents a sun. The sun has facial features with eyes and teeth inlaid with abalone shell. The sun pommel is also a rattle. A plate at the base of the blade is made from musk-ox horn and is held in place with copper rivets.
|Credit Line||Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905|
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