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Shaman's Charm Representing a Beaver

Arts of the Americas

On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 7.6 x 1.2 x 2.2 cm/ 3 x 7/16 x 7/8 in  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE right, 86.224.179_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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Shamans Charm Representing a Beaver