From: Alaska | Killisnoo

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA9465
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Killisnoo
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment | Metal | Skin | Stone
Technique Carved
Iconography Bear Claw | Dance

Dance rattle in the shape of a bear's claw carved from two pieces of wood. The front and the back are carved with a hawk's head in relief. The faces are painted black, blue, and red. Six claws emerge from atop the rattle, painted black and red. Nails secure the two rattle halves together at the handle.

Length 23 cm
Width 8 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number Shotridge #27 - Other Number

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