SHAMAN’S MASKETTE

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska
ca. 1840-60
wood, pigment
height: 3”

SOLD
CN4050

Photographs

PROVENANCE

Collected by George T. Emmons at Tuxican Village, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, in 1904

Museum of Natural History, Heye Foundation, Cat. No. 2/9100, exchanged 1962

The Alan Reed Sawyer collection, Vancouver, British Columbia

RELATED EXAMPLES

Holm, Bill. Spirit and Ancestor: A Century of Northwest Coast Indian Art at the Burke Museum. Seattle: Burke Museum, 1987, pgs. 234-235, pl. 99

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 148, pl. 162, for a maskette collected by George T. Emmons at Klukwan, Alaska, before 1905