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A refined bark shredder with abstract zoomorphic figures carved from whale bone | Donald Ellis Gallery

Bark Shredder

Chinook
Western Washington State

ca. 1750-1820

whale bone

height: 6"
width: 9 ½"

Inventory # N1445

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PROVENANCE

Collected by a member of the Oregon Historical Society in the 1950's
Jack Curtwright, Tacoma, WA

RELATED EXAMPLES

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, #73290; the George Catlin collection - See: A Time of Gathering, Wright, 1991, pl. 61  

The Indians of Puget Sound, Castile, University of WA Press, 1985, pg. 171