University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:29-175-475
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Section:American
Materials:Bone
Abalone
Bead
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Incised
Painted
Iconography:Killer Whale
Length: 15.9
Width: 7.9
Outside Diameter:1.4
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:6/8158 - Collector Number

Description

Represents killer whale. Suspension holds in tip of dorsal fin. Shell inlay eyes, blue beads on dorsal fin. 13 indentations in 2 parallel rows and nostril dent. Bared teeth, lower fin outline and line between 2 rows of indentations, incised. Red coloring on lower part body, tail, tip of dorsal fin, blue coloring in incised line around mouth, lower fin line and top edge of body. Tail broken and glued.


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