University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:NA9226
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Porcupine Quill
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918


Type after the old, embroidered porcupine quill. The painted design represents a beaver holding in the mouth the tinah, or symbol of wealth. The two small profiles together represent the spirit of the raven, a crest object of the clan.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 170 / fig. 175View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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