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Side view of a Tsimshian soul catcher carved from bone with a symmetrical spirit figure
Side view of a Tsimshian soul catcher carved from bone with two humanoid faces in the centre

Soul Catcher

Tsimshian
Northern British Columbia

ca. 1840-60

bone

width: 6 ¼"

Inventory # CN4342

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PROVENANCE

Merton Simpson, New York, NY
George and Rosemary Lois collection, New York, NY

RELATED EXAMPLES

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Cat. No. VII-C-169 – See: Wardwell, Allen. Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and its Art. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996, pg. 200, No. 280

The New York State Historical Association (The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection, Cat. No. T172 – Ibid, pg. 200. No. 281

Allen and Sally Wardwell collection (Former collection Harry Beasley) – See: Ibid, pg. 206, No. 299

Seattle Art Museum, Cat. No. 91.1.83 - See: Brown, Steven C. The Spirit Within. New York: Rizzoli, 1995, pg. 172, pl. 65