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Object Number:NA10513
Current Location: Native American Voices
Currently On Display
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Sitka
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus: Sitka Whale Collection
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Length: 157.48 cm
Width: 3.81 cm
Other Number:93 - Other Number

Description

Speaker's staff made from one length of wood called "The Octopus Tentacle." Carved with two columns of suckers along the length of the staff. Tapers to a slightly more narrow bottom and a wider upper end. The upper end is carved with a design likely representing the head of the octopus. Upper end may be unfinished or designed for the attachment of an additional head or ornament.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Preucel, Robert W., and Wierzbowski, William S., and Williams, Lucy F. 2005. Native American Voices on Identity, Art and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pages 126-127/Plate 48View 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. 37, pl. 28a, pl. 28bView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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