University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleKeet Gwalaa = Killer Whale Dagger
Object Number:2006-20-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Dawl'aweidi Clan
Provenience: Alaska
Angoon
Culture Area: Northwest Coast
Maker: Harold Jacobs
Steve Brown
Date Made: 1985
Early Date: 1985
Late Date: 1985
Section:American
Materials:German Silver
Nickel
Copper
Leather
Iconography:Killer Whale
Height: 65 cm
Width: 11.4 cm
Depth: 3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Harold Jacobs, 2006

Description

Killer Whale Dagger (=Keet Gwalaa in Tlingit). German Silver / nickel dagger with a killer whale hilt and leather strap. Copper above and below the leather. Die, used by Harold Jacobs in 1985 to make dagger, carved by Steve Brown.


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