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Full length view of a Tlingit shaman's charm carved from marine mammal ivory

Amulet

Tlingit
Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

ca. 1840–60

marine mammal ivory, bone, copper

width: 3 ¼"

Inventory # N3895a

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Provenance

Collected by George T. Emmons
Harry Beasley, Cranmore House, London, England
Merton Simpson, New York, NY
The Allen and Sally Wardwell Collection, New York, NY

Published

Shamanistic Charms, Ethnologia Cranmoriensis, vol. 4
Emmons and Miles, 1939, pl. XXI, fig. 2
Tangible Visions, Wardwell, New York, Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 182, no. 232

RELATED EXAMPLE

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 182, no. 234