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House Post

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

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition
Artifacts in Bloom (Flower arrangements inspired by ancient artifacts) (24 Oct 1997 - 26 Oct 1997) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 181, fig. 193View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Dockstader, Frederick J. Indian Art in North America: Arts and Crafts.. Greenwich, Connecticut. New York Graphic Society. ed. Fourth Printing. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig 103View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Williams, Lucy F. 2003. Guide to the North American Ethnographic Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 34, pl. 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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