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Hollow cylindrical bone amulet with shell inlay and fine abstract incising - Donald Ellis Gallery

Soul Catcher

Nisga'a, Gitxsan or Tsimshian (?)
Northern British Columbia

ca. 1850

bone, abalone shell, paint, hide, cedar

width: 8"

Inventory # N2204


acquired by the Diker Collection, now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


Bernstein, Bruce and McMaster, Gerald (eds). First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004, pg. 97

Wardwell, Allen. Native Paths: American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998, pg. 115