• Culture/People:

    Gitxsan (Gitksan)

  • Object name:

    Shaman's charm in the form of a killer whale

  • Native term:

    aatxyasxw

  • Date created:

    1840-1860

  • Place:

    Skeena River; Kitwanga (Kilwanga, Kitwingach); Kitimat-Stikine Regional District; British Columbia; Canada

  • Media/Materials:

    Moose antler, abalone/haliotis shell

  • Techniques:

    Carved, incised, inlaid

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899); purchased by MAI in 1920.

  • Dimensions:

    16.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm

  • Catalog number:

    9/7954

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