Shaman's Charm Representing a Beaver
Arts of the Americas
On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
7.6 x 1.2 x 2.2 cm/ 3 x 7/16 x 7/8 in (show scale)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Possibly Tlingit (Native American). Shaman's Charm Representing a Beaver, 19th century. Ivory, 7.6 x 1.2 x 2.2 cm/ 3 x 7/16 x 7/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.179. Creative Commons-BY
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Ivory shaman's charm carved in the form of an animal with large head. Attenuated body with 4 feet doubled beneath and a long tail. A hole for suspension pierces the object from top to bottom at the neck.
CONDITION: Ivory cracked and stained in several places.
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