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Full length view of an early Tlingit amulet carved from antler and inlaid with abalone shell fragments

Amulet

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1820–40

antler, abalone shell

width: 5 ½"

Inventory # N3892

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acquired by the Diker Collection, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


Provenance

Collected by George T. Emmons
Harry Beasley, Cranmore House, London, England, 1932
Roy G. Cole, London, England
George Terasaki, New York, NY 1981
The Allen and Sally Wardwell Collection, New York, NY

Published

Shamanistic Charms, Ethnologia Cranmoriensis, vol. 4
Emmons and Miles, 1939, pgs. 31-35
Tangible Visions, Wardwell, New York, Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 181, pl. 231

RELATED EXAMPLE

Barbeau 1953, pg. 268, pl. 229 (top) for a charm likely by the same artist