From: Alaska | Angoon

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9467A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Angoon
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus Deisheetaan Clan | Butt-end House
Section American
Materials Wood | Shell | Pigment | Hide | Cedar Bark

Dance rattle in the shape of a raven carved from two pieces of wood. The raven's mouth is slightly open. The top of the rattle has a carved shaman figure reclining on the raven's back. The shaman's tongue is sticking out, protruding into the mouth of a frog that sits on their arms and legs. Behind the frog, a bird's head is carved perpendicular to the raven's body. The raven's wings extend away from the body on each side with painted designs on top. The underside of the rattle is carved with a low relief design of a face. Each component is painted with red, green, and black paint. A cylindrical handle protrudes from the rear of the raven and is wrapped with cordage.

Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number 36 - Field No SF

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