Location: On Display in the Native American Voices

From: Canada | British Columbia | Queen Charlotte Islands

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29-31-1
Current Location Native American Voices - On Display
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Copper | Pigment

Ceremonial Copper. The form which is legendary represents the sea grizzly bear. These plaques were used as money; they were frequently given as pledges for the payment of debts - particularly war debts; the value is 8 male slaves. The pure copper welding is evidence of the age of the specimen.

Height 100.3 cm
Width 61 cm
Credit Line Purchased from G. T. Emmons, 1929

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