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Side view of a long and slender Tlingit shaman's amulet delicately carved from marine mammal ivory

Amulet

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840–60

marine mammal ivory

width: 4 ¼"

Inventory # N3895c

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Provenance

Collected by George T. Emmons
Harry Beasley, Cranmore House, London, United Kingdom
The Raymond Wielgus Collection, Chicago, IL
The Allen and Sally Wardwell Collection, New York, NY

Exhibited

The Arts Club of Chicago, “The Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection”, 1966

Published

Shamanistic Charms, Ethnologia Cranmoriensis, vol. 4, Emmons and Miles, 1939, pl. XXI, fig. 4
Tangible Visions, Wardwell, New York, Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 191, no. 263
Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2012, pl. 59

Related Examples

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 191, no. 264

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