KILLER WHALE DAGGER

Tlingit
Attributed to Saayina.aat
Southeast Alaska
ca. 1750–80
steel, cloth
length: 18˝

SOLD
N3759

Photographs

PROVENANCE

Private collection, Belgium

Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON

George Terasaki, New York, NY

EXHIBITED

Fundacion “la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain, October 6, 1999 to January 6, 2000

Fundacion “la Caixa”, Madrid, Spain, February 2, 2000 to April 2, 2000

The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, April 28, 2000 to August 6, 2000

PUBLISHED

Spirits of the Water: Native Art Collected on Expeditions to Alaska and British Columbia 1774–1910, Brown, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2000, pg. 180, pl. 150

Transfigurations: North Pacific Coast Art, George Terasaki Collector,   Brown, Seattle, Marquand Books, 2006, pl. 18

RELATED EXAMPLES

For a dagger by the same artist see: Ellis 1999, pg. 13 and front    cover, also published in Bernstein 2004, pg. 221

For later copies of both of these daggers see: Brown 1995, pgs. 41    and 43, pls. 6 and 7