Skip to Content
n1506-first-nations-tsimshian-soul-catcher-abalone-2.gif
Views
An early shaman’s soul catcher carved from bear femur with abalone shell inlay | Donald Ellis Gallery

Soul Catcher

Tsimshian
Northern British Columbia

18th century

bear femur, paint, abalone shells

height: 1 ⅞"
width: 9 ½"

Inventory # N1506

Sold


PROVENANCE

Reportedly collected by Napoleon Le Moyne, a missionary (d. 1908)
Maurice Scott (d. 1944), Gatineau, Quebec
Pierre Scott, Calumet Island, Quebec

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 1997, pg. 12.

RELATED EXAMPLES

The McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec, No. 1244, See: Masterpieces of Indian and Eskimo Art, pl. 117

The Seattle Art Museum, Hauberg Collection - See: Box Of Daylight, Holm, pl. 203