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Tlingit shaman's maskette painted in red, green and black - Donald Ellis Gallery

Shaman's Maskette

Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840-60

wood, paint

height: 3"

Inventory # CN4050



Collected by George T. Emmons at Tuxican Village, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, in 1904
Museum of Natural History, Heye Foundation, Cat. No. 2/9100, exchanged 1962
The Alan Reed Sawyer collection, Vancouver, British Columbia

Related Examples

Holm, Bill. Spirit and Ancestor: A Century of Northwest Coast Indian Art at the Burke Museum. Seattle: Burke Museum, 1987, pgs. 234-235, pl. 99

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 148, pl. 162, for a maskette collected by George T. Emmons at Klukwan, Alaska, before 1905