Wooden carvings representing spirits which were believed to protect shamans main content.

Wooden carvings representing spirits which were believed to protect shamans

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

Tli_15.6_Woodencarvings_hero

Exhibition Text

Wooden carvings representing spirits which were believed to protect shamans. These were attached to headdresses used by shamans in dances. 

Collection Information

(Third from left)
FIGURE
Catalog No: E/ 320
Culture: TLINGIT, AUK QWAN
Locale: AK, JUNEAU BOROUGH?, SINTA-KA-HEEN-EE, AUK QWAN
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:14.5 W:4 [in CM]
Subject: REPRESENTS DOCTOR PRACTICING ABOUT THE SICK
Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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(Fifth from left)
CARVING, SHAMAN'S
Catalog No: 19 / 526
Culture: TLINGIT, INDERSTUKHA
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH?, INDERSTUKHA
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:18.5 W:4 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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(Sixth from left)
CARVING, SHAMAN'S
Catalog No: 19 / 525
Culture: TLINGIT, INDERSTUKHA
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH?, INDERSTUKHA
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:18 W:4 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT

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(Seventh from left)
CARVING, SHAMAN'S
Catalog No: 19 / 509
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, CHILKAT
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:20 W:5 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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(Eight from left)
CARVING, SHAMAN'S
Catalog No: 19 / 510
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, CHILKAT
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:22 W:4.5 [in CM]
Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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