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TLINGIT people

TLINGIT people

United States of America

HAIDA people

HAIDA people

Canada


Artist's cultural association:
TLINGIT people
British Columbia , Canada
Spoon with totemic animal carvings in handle late 19th or early 20th century Place made: British Columbia, Canada
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ceremonial objects, mountain goat or Bighorn sheep horn, abalone shell carving, inlay

Primary Insc: 2
Dimensions: 9.0 h x 26.4 w x 7.4 d cm
Acknowledgement: Max Ernst Collection, purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.1794
Provenance:
  • bought by Max Ernst from early 1940s;
  • by descent to his widow, Dorothea Tanning, in 1976;
  • to Douglas Ewing, New York, in 1983;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, October 1985