A fine Northwest Coast rattle

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Lot 74
A fine Northwest Coast rattle

Sold for US$ 47,575 inc. premium

Native American Art

31 Aug 2020, 11:00 PDT

Los Angeles

Property of Various Owners, lots 72-76
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
Haida or Tlingit, the main body and handle carved from a single piece of wood, the recto carved in high relief, depicting a human visage framed by a flattened aureole, with bold eyebrows and deep sunken eyes, the verso an incised and painted formline animal face, separately carved and held in place by wood and iron pegs.
height 9 1/8in, width 5in

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    An English family collection

    See Wardwell, Allen, Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and Its Art, 1996, Monacelli Press, New York, NY, p.241, No. 356, for a similar Tlingit rattle with human face, collected by Captain Edward G. Fast in Sitka, Alaska in 1867-68, subsequently acquired by the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
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A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
A fine Northwest Coast rattle
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