Carved Shaman's Staff Representing Raven (Taske)
Arts of the Americas
Length of staff: 57 1/4 in. (145.4 cm)
Head of staff: 2 3/4 x 2 (7 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund
The exact use of this staff is unknown. It was possibly used as a shaman's curing staff. It depicts a raven with a long beak and flattened wings along the side. (Photograph does not show the body or the long staff itself). Most of the greenish paint has come off.
This item is not on view
Haida. Carved Shaman's Staff Representing Raven (Taske), 1868-1900. Wood, pigment, Length of staff: 57 1/4 in. (145.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund, 05.588.7308. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.588.7308_acetate_bw.jpg)
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