Amulet | Tlingit | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: Geography: United States, Alaska Culture: Tlingit Medium: Ivory Dimensions: H. x x Classification: Bone/Ivory-Sculpture

This amulet, of a shaman holding a rattle (typically used in a healing ritual) and connected at the tongue with a land otter, depicts the connection between a shaman and his animal spirit helper

This amulet, of a shaman holding a rattle (typically used in a healing ritual) and connected at the tongue with a land otter, depicts the connection between a shaman and his animal spirit helper.

Shaman's Amulet Tlingit, Southeast Alaska around 1840 sperm whale tooth, abalone shell The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario

"Shaman's Amulet Tlingit, Southeast Alaska around 1840 sperm whale tooth, abalone shell The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario,Canada.

Tobacco pipe-bowl made of ivory, shell (haliotis). Tlingit - 18th or 19th century

Tobacco pipe-bowl made of ivory, shell (haliotis). Tlingit - or century

Shaman's amulet from the Northwest Coast, possibly Tlingit. Carved in the form of a land otter with a supine human figure on its back, the head of an eagle emerging from the open maw, and the top of the head evocative of a dogfish. 3 1/2" long http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20074/lot/4154/

Northwest Coast shaman's amulet Possibly Tlingit, carved in the form of a land otter, a supine human figure upon its back, the head of an eagle emerging from the open maw, the top of the head evocative of a dogfish.

Tlingit Clan Hat, Northwest Coast 2

Tlingit Clan Hat, Northwest Coast: Cantor Museum Links related to Tlingit Clan Hat, Northwest Coast: Category Artist and Sculptures

One of a group of masks on exhibit at the Kunstkamera Museum Russia via Tommy Joseph FB

One of a group of masks on exhibit at the Kunstkamera Museum Russia via Tommy Joseph FB

Tlingit crest headdress fragment. C. 1840. SAM collection. @cargocultist

Tlingit crest headdress fragment. C. 1840. SAM collection. @cargocultist

Comb, Haida or Tlingit, carved ivory with copper and shell - Native American collection - Peabody Museum, Harvard University

Comb, Haida or Tlingit, carved ivory with copper and shell - Native American collection - Peabody Museum, Harvard University

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