Tlingit Indian Chief's Raven Rattle
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1970: Item # 1167895
Territorial Indian Arts
7077 E. Main St. #7
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The classic chief's raven rattle depicts the human lying on the back of the raven (with openwork beak), sharing his tongue with a frog, which in turn is held in the openwork beak of a kingfisher. The underbelly of the raven is also carved and painted with the face of a hawk, the tail serves as the handle.
The details are in red and black trade pigments on natural wood.
This is a rattle and also employed as a beater for a drum.
Mid-century carving, collected by Nelle and Gerry Ashton. 11 1/2" long by 3" wide. Unsigned.
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