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Native American, Pacific Northwest (probably southern Alaska), Tlingit people, ca. 1930 to 1940s CE. A fascinating cedar rattle with a carved face on it, abalone shell discs inlaid as eyes, and painted black and red details. The long handle is wrapped with twine and there is an incised symbol that looks like a stylized house on the base. Still functional! Size: 3.5" W x 11.25" H (8.9 cm x 28.6 cm); 12.5" H (31.8 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection

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#133477

Condition

Smooth, rich patina on surface. Abalone shells have some scratching, as shown.

Starting Bid

$250.00

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Early 20th C. Tlingit Moon Faced Wood Rattle

Thu, Jun 21, 2018 2:00 PM UTC
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