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A painted wooden rattle in the form of a bird with vegetal fibre handle | Donald Ellis Gallery

Bird Rattle

Nuu-chah-nulth or Quatsino
Northern Vancouver Island

early 19th century

wood, paint, vegetal fibres

width: 12 ¾"

Inventory # N1984

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PROVENANCE

June Bedford collection, London, UK
Sotheby's, New York, May 18, 2000, lot 682

EXHIBITED

"Incessant Renovation", The Art of the Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast of America, Canada House Cultural Centre, Trafalgar Square, London, UK, March 19 - May 28, 1993