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Full view of a Tlingit shaman's amulet carved from sea lion tooth with the image of a spirit creature with humanoid figure on top

Amulet

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1820–50

sea lion tooth

width: 3 ¾"

Inventory # N3895e

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Provenance

The Allen and Sally Wardwell Collection, New York, NY

Published

Tangible Visions, Wardwell, New York, Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 189, pl. 257

RELATED EXAMPLE

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 187, nos. 248 and 250