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FLUTE

Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

Second period (1835-65)

argillite, marine mammal ivory
length: 15”

Inventory # N4174

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Surviving examples of argillite flutes are exceedingly rare outside of museum collections.

Related Examples

Drew, Leslie and Wilson, Douglas. Argillite: Art of the Haida. Vancouver: Hancock House Publishers, 1980, pg. 185

Sheehan, Carol. Pipes That Won’t Smoke, Coal That Won’t Burn. Calgary: The Glenbow Museum, 1981, pls. 46, 47 and 48

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