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

Description

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)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition
Raven\'s Journey: The World of Alaska\'s Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 203, fig. 238View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Winegrad, Dilys P. 1993. Through Time, Across Continents.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 82, fig. 69View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Wardwell, Allen. 1996. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and Its Art.. New York. The Monacelli Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 320, fig. 483View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Gunther, Erna. 1962. Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Exhibit at the Seattle World's Fair Fine Arts Pavilion.. University of Washington. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 63, fig. 41View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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