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A delicately carved wooden clapper in the form of a bird with painted formline | Donald Ellis Gallery


Northern British Columbia

ca. 1850-60

wood, pigment, vegetal fibers

width: 9 ¾"

Inventory # N3991



Collected by the Reverend Robert James Dundas at Metlakatla, British Columbia, in 1863, then by descent through the family
Simon Carey, London, England
Sotheby’s, New York, October 5, 2006, lot 13
The Charles and Valerie Diker collection, New York, NY


Tsimshian Treasures, Ellis (ed.), Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre, 2007, pgs. 166, 177 and 119 (upper)


Museum of Northern British Columbia, Prince Rupert, BC, March 2007 to June 2007
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, July 18 – October 7, 2007
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, ON, November 2 to January 6, 2008
UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, February to June, 2008

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