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Rattle

Object Number:NA9465
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Killisnoo
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Metal
Skin
Stone
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Bear Claw
Dance
Length: 23 cm
Width: 8 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number:Shotridge #27 - Other Number

Description

Dance rattle in the shape of a bear's claw carved from two pieces of wood. The front and the back are carved with a hawk's head in relief. The faces are painted black, blue, and red. Six claws emerge from atop the rattle, painted black and red. Nails secure the two rattle halves together at the handle.

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