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

Wooden carvings representing spirits which were believed to protect shamans

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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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