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Baton

Object Number:NA9496
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Sitka (uncertain)
Angoon (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Length: 87 cm
Width: 20.9 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number:Shotridge #39 or 40 - Other Number

Description

Painted dance baton called the "Sign of Absolute Peace." Formline designs are painted onto the flat baton in green, red, and black pigments. Designs include a face close to the handle, a hole carved into the wood above the face, an eye on the diagonal above the hole, and another face within a circle toward the distal end of the baton. Painted designs are repeated on the reverse. The handle is a simply carved, "T" shaped piece of wood.

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