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SHAMAN’S MASKETTE

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840-60

wood, paint
height: 3”

Inventory # CN4050

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Provenance

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

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