From: United States of America | Alaska | Sitka

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA8500
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Sitka
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus Tluknax.adi Clan, Sitka Whale House
Section American
Materials Shell | Wood | Pigment | Hair
Technique Carved

Land Otterman figure from the prow of a war canoe, never used in battle. Carved for a canoe for Jinsatiyi of the Land Otter House, recognizing his valor. Made for Louis Shotridge's mother's father of the Sitka Whale House of the Tuknax.adi Clan, who was also named tdax.hin.

Carved from one piece of cedar wood with eyes made of abalone shell. The face is painted black, green and red and the body is painted black. Hair is set into plugs around the head. (Museum Journal XIII.1. pp. 55-59)

Length 96.52 cm
Width 33.2 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number CH1 - Other Number

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