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Superb sculptural dagger with abalone shell inlay in eyes, ears, snout and teeth - Donald Ellis Gallery


Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840-60

wood, steel, abalone shell, hide

height: 18"

Inventory # CN4313-113


Related Examples

Farmer, Edward, M. (Ed).  Native Arts of the Pacific Northwest From the Rasmussen Collection of the Portland Art Museum. Stanford: Sanford University Press, 1949, pl. 32

Holm, Bill and Reid, Bill. Indian Art of the Northwest Coast: A Dialogue on Craftsmanship and Aesthetics.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1975, Number 11

Holm, Bill. Box of Daylight. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984, pl. 168