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Globular shaman’s rattle in the form of a humanoid face with recurved beak - Donald Ellis Gallery
Profile of a globular shaman’s rattle with a humanoid face and recurved beak - Donald Ellis Gallery
Globular shaman's rattle with a humanoid face and recurved beak - Donald Ellis Gallery

Shaman's Rattle

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

ca. 1840-60

wood, paint, including Chinese vermilion, metal, fibre

height: 13"

Inventory # CN4313-143


old native repair to crack on reverse, otherwise no restoration or repair


Ader Picard Tajan, Hotel Drouot 10/26/78
Armand Trampitsch collection, Paris, France
Sotheby's N.Y. 4/27/84 lot 59
Private collection, Scottsdale, AZ
David Stock, Scottsdale, AZ
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, New York, NY
Donald Ellis Gallery, Dundas, ON
Private collection, Toronto, ON

Related Examples

Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. No. 19/1704 - See: Tangible Visions, Wardwell, The Monacelli Press, 1996, No. 380 for another example by the same hand

National Museum of Man, No. VII-X-208 – See: Masterpieces of Indian and Eskimo Art From Canada, Societe des Amis du Musee de l’Homme, Paris, 1969 pl. 100

Smithsonian Institution, No. 20/874 – See: Collins, Henry B. De Laguna, Frederica. Carpenter, Edmund. Stone, Peter. The Far North: 2000 Years of Eskimo and Indian Art. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1973, pg. 264, pl. 343