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A masterfully carved shaman’s soul catcher with abalone shell inlay | Donald Ellis Gallery
Rear side of a fine Tsimshian shaman’s soul catcher carved from bone | Donald Ellis Gallery

Soul Catcher

Tsimshian
Northern British Columbia

ca. 1790-1820

bone, abalone shell

width: 7"

Inventory # N3026

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acquired by the Thomson Collection now at the Art Gallery of Ontario


PROVENANCE

Heye Foundation, New York, NY
Julius Carlebach, New York, NY
Bernard Reis, New York, NY (acquired late 1970’s)
Private collection, Belgium

RELATED EXAMPLES

American Museum of Natural History, No. T22644 – See: Tangible Visions, Wardwell, Monacelli Press, New York, 1996, No. 285 

Portland Art Museum,  No. 48.3.81 – See: Ibid, No. 288 

Museum of Mankind, London, No. 1939 Am.II.I – See: Ibid, No. 295