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A soul catcher made of mountain goat horn with abalone shell and wood inlay | Donald Ellis Gallery
Rear view of a shaman’s soul catcher expertly carved from mountain goat horn | Donald Ellis Gallery

Soul Catcher

Haida or Tsimshian
Northern British Columbia

ca. 1780-1820

mountain goat horn, abalone shell, wood, metal

width: 6 ½"

Inventory # N3221

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


PROVENANCE

The Alderman Collection, Connecticut

PUBLISHED

Donald Ellis Gallery Catalogue, 2005, pg. 44

Brasser, Ted. J. Native American Clothing: An Illustrated History. Toronto: Firefly Books, 2009, pg. 284

RELATED EXAMPLES

National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC, Nos. I/8055 and 10/1099 - See: Tangible Visions, Wardwell, The Monacelli Press, New York, 1996, Nos. 282 and 297, for two examples fashioned of wood rather than bone