From: United States of America | Alaska | Sitka

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA8496
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Sitka
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus Sitka Kaagwaantaan Clan | Eagle's Nest House
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment | Hair
Iconography Heron

Dance baton that depicts a heron sitting in a tree (LSDA). The baton is made from a long, rounded piece of wood with a top carved to look like a heron's head. The length of wood is painted red with alternating red and black rings just below the top. The carved heron head has abalone shell inlay for the eyes and is painted using red and black pigments. Hair is inserted along the top of the head. A small line design is painted in black on the heron's long beak.

Length 273.4 cm
Width 9.5 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number BN 1 - Field No SF

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