• Culture/People:

    Tlingit

  • Object name:

    Adze

  • Date created:

    1880-1900

  • Place:

    Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, iron blade, hide thong/babiche, cotton cloth

  • Techniques:

    Carved, wrapped, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Stephen Sheldon (1885-1960, a collector, storekeeper, and deputy U.S. Marshal in Haines, Alaska) and possibly collected by him; given or sold to Alex Rasmussen (ca. 1887-1945, collector and superintendent of schools in Wrangell and Sitka, Alaska) in 1932; lent by Rasmussen to the Wrangell Institute (a Native boarding School in Wrangell, Alaska) at an unknown date and presumably transferred to the Institute's possession with Rasmussen's death in 1945; sold to Susan D. Barrow (1907-1988, teacher at the Wrangell Institute) and Henry D. Barrow (1909-1987, ship captain) in 1945; sold to MAI by Mr. and Mrs. Barrow in 1948.

  • Dimensions:

    54.5 x 19.0 x 6.0 cm

  • Catalog number:

    21/1613

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