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Pipe in the form of a whale with a salmon in the mouth and a humanoid face at the rear | Donald Ellis Gallery

Pipe

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840

wood, metal

width: 6 ⅜"

Inventory # N4051

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Provenance

Collected by G.T. Emmons in 1904 at Klukwan
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Cat. No. 3/6656, exchanged 1962
The Alan Reed Sawyer Collection, Vancouver, BC

Related Examples

Haberland, Wolfgang. Donnervogel und Raubwal: Die indianische Kunst der Nordwestkuste Nordamerikas. Hamburg: Hamburgisches Museum fur Volkerkunde und Christians Verlag, 1979, pg. 77, pl. B-7 and pg. 94, pl. C-17

Brown, Steven C. The Spirit Within. New York: Rizzoli, 1995, pgs. 72-73, pl. 24 and pgs. 122-123, pl. 46