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Finely carved wooden raven rattle capturing the transference of knowledge - Donald Ellis Gallery

Raven Rattle

Tlingit or Tsimshian
Southeast Alaska/Northern BC

ca. 1870

wood, paint

width: 12 ¼"

Inventory # N4201

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Minor repair to tip of beak

Provenance

Private collection, Los Angeles, CA

Related Examples

Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, Seattle, WA, Cat. No. 951 – See: Holm, Bill. Spirit and Ancestor: A Century of Northwest Coast Indian Art at the Burke Museum. Seattle: Burke Museum, 1987, pg. 179, pl. 72

Brown, Steven C. Native Visions: Evolution in Northwest Coast Art from the Eighteenth Through the Twentieth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998, pg. 35, pl. 3.13

Holm, Bill. Box of Daylight. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984, pg. 27, pls. 15 and 16