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An exceptional shaman’s amulet intricately carved from marine mammal ivory | Donald Ellis Gallery

Shaman's Charm

Tlingit
Southern Alaska

ca. 1820-40

marine mammal ivory

width: 6"

Inventory # N1364

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acquired by the Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, MA


PROVENANCE

Fred Marsh (b. 1878 d. 1940), Bangor, Maine
Vincent Flanders, Florida
Keith Reeves, Winter Park, Florida

RELATED EXAMPLES

National Museum of the American Indian, 9/7951 (purchase from Emmons 1921) - See: Tangible Visions, Wardwell, Monacelli Press, 1996, No. 16

Peabody Museum, 69-30-10/1894 (purchased from Fast1869) - See: Tangible Visions (ibid), No. 203

Thomas Burke Museum, 926 (for a cruder example) - See: "Land Otters and Shamans", Jonaitis, American Indian Art Magazine, Winter 1978, pg.62