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Rattle

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Artist Unknown (Haida)

Date

19th-20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G259
Rattle, Artist Unknown (Haida)
Rattle: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture | Cedarwood, leather, abalone, haliotis shell, pigment
Size: 12 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (31.8 x 9.5 cm)
Creation Place: North America, Canada, Northwest Coast region, British Columbia
Culture: Haida, North America, Canada, Northwest Coast region, British Columbia
Style: 19th-20th century
Physical Description: Chief's rattle; depicts the raven lengend a raven is shown with a human figure reclining on his back; the man holds a frog's tongue in his mouth in the act of sucking out a person which was believed to be helpful to shamans in their mystical rituals; the
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 75.55
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009