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Object Number:49-25-329
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Kootznahoo Inlet
Daxatkanada
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Locus: C3E (NW 1/2 of square) 12" from surface
Section:American
Materials:Claystone
Technique:Incised
Length: 7.3 cm
Width: 4.8 cm
Thickness: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:Survey of Northern Tlingit Country, Frederica de Laguna, 1949
Other Number:77 - Field No SF

Description

Yellow brown claystone tablet, split from a pebble - with design, layed out in transverse bands and transverse zigzags. Design covers surface - suggests a highly conventionalized face. Across top is transverse badn of zigzags between hardening lines, above which rise spreading spars (feather crown?) Face represented by two oval eyes from which lines run down like tears - across bottom third are transverse lines, longitudinal spurs, pained zigzags or chevrons. Suggestive of mouth or of clothing.

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