House Post


From: United States of America | Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 31-29-13
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Klukwan
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus Kaagwaantaan Clan | Fin House
Date Made 19th Century
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment
Iconography bear, wolf

Wolf Transformation House Post. Originally a structural support but became decorative over the years as old wood was carved away (Kaplan and Barsness, 1986 p. 181). Bought from John Benson (Yisyat); 4 house posts (31-29-13 to16) are a set.

Height 233 cm
Width 82 cm
Depth 13 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1931

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