From: Alaska | Angoon

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9497
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Angoon
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus Deisheetaan Clan | Butt-end House
Section American
Materials Shell | Wood | Pigment | Abalone | Baleen | Eagle Down

Dance baton with woodpecker ornamentation. The baton is made from a long, rounded piece of wood with some sections showing evidence of repair. A woodpecker figure is attached at roughly one third from the top of the baton. The woodpecker is carved with feathers and formline designs which are then painted black, white, green, and red. Abalone shell inlay is used along the wings and for the eyes of the woodpecker. The bird's beak is made of two separate pieces of possibly bone or baleen. The woodpecker figure is attached just above a ring of white, eagle feather down. Traces of pigment are also found elsewhere along the length of the baton.

Length 297.18 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number Shotridge 38 - Other Number

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