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Baton

Object Number:NA9497
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Angoon
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus: Deisheetaan Clan
Butt-end House
Section:American
Materials:Shell
Wood
Pigment
Abalone
Baleen
Eagle Down
Length: 297.18 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number:Shotridge 38 - Other Number

Description

Dance baton with woodpecker ornamentation. The baton is made from a long, rounded piece of wood with some sections showing evidence of repair. A woodpecker figure is attached at roughly one third from the top of the baton. The woodpecker is carved with feathers and formline designs which are then painted black, white, green, and red. Abalone shell inlay is used along the wings and for the eyes of the woodpecker. The bird's beak is made of two separate pieces of possibly bone or baleen. The woodpecker figure is attached just above a ring of white, eagle feather down. Traces of pigment are also found elsewhere along the length of the baton.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Raven\'s Journey: The World of Alaska\'s Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 83, fig. 47View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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