Amulet

Description
This shamanic ritual amulet is made from a bear’s tooth, which has been carved into the shape of a wolf. The hole at the base of the tooth would have been used to attach the amulet to a shaman’s apron.

This item was collected by midshipman John Woodward Scott. He sailed with Captain George Vancouver to the Northwest Coast and Southeast Alaska, 1791-5.
Accession Loan No.
E792a
Collection Class
Personal objects
Common Name
amulet
Simple Name
amulet
Full Name
amulet
Dimensions
whole length 94 mm; whole width 15 mm; whole depth 24.5 mm
Production Person Surname
man
Cultural Group
Tlingit
Production County
Southern Alaska
Production Country
United States of America
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Family Group

Material
bear tooth
Function Name
ceremony
Function Detail
Shamanic ritual amulet
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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