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A shaman’s cup made of sperm whale tooth with complex surface relief carving | Donald Ellis Gallery

Shaman's Cup

Tlingit
Southeastern Alaska

ca. 1780-1810

sperm whale tooth

height: 5"

Inventory # N2088

Sold

acquired by the Diker Collection, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


PROVENANCE

June Bedford Collection, London, UK

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery Catalogue, 2005, pg. 46

RELATED EXAMPLES

American Museum of Natural History, New York, Nos. E2497 and E1275 – See: Tangible Visions, Wardwell, Monacelli Press, 1996, pls. 300 and 301

Field Museum of Natural History, No. 78004 – See: Ibid, pl. 20