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Carved Shaman's Staff Representing Raven (Taske)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES 1868–1900
DIMENSIONS 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)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 05.588.7308_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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