A Tlingit raven rattle
With humanoid figure on top sharing power through its tongue with a frog, the amphibian clutched in the beak of a kingfisher, a raptor carved and painted on the underside, a second visage beneath that, the box of daylight held in the raven's beak.
length 14 1/4in
- It has been brought to the department's attention after going to press that the provenance for this lot, as attributed in the collector's notes, is unquestionably spurious and should be disregarded
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