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A painted Tlingit shaman's maskette with hide strip and nails on top of the head

Shaman’s Maskette

Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1840

wood, pigments, hide, metal nails

height: 2"

Inventory # N3890a

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Provenance

The Allen and Sally Wardwell Collection, New York, NY

Related Examples

Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pgs. 326 and 327, nos. 495 and 496