• Culture/People:

    Chilkat Tlingit

  • Object name:

    Earrings in the shape of shark's teeth

  • Native term:

    guk'át

  • Date created:

    1900-1930

  • Place:

    Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Animal Bone

  • Techniques:

    Carved, charred

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by Henry Moses (ca. 1862-ca. 1935; fur buyer and artifact dealer in Sitka, Alaska) at an unknown date; sold to Axel Rasmussen (ca. 1887-1945, collector and superintendent of schools in Wrangell and Sitka, Alaska) in 1936; 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 Barrow (1907-1988, teacher at the Wrangell Institute) and her husband Henry D. Barrow (1909-1987, ship captain) in 1945; sold to MAI by Mr. and Mrs. Barrow in 1948.

  • Dimensions:

    4.8 x 2.8 x 0.5 cm

  • Catalog number:

    21/1675

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